The Filibuster

First Allen picks the Yankees to win it all, then Jeff becomes a “Yankee
fan”?!???  What’s in the RSBS kool-aid or is this just the
people-pleasing part of politics you’re following?

Chicago, IL



Whoa there, Ramon.  When you start talking all crazy like that, it sounds like somebody wants to be sedated.  The answer, like usual, comes down to a much simpler calculus.  For Jeff, he is a down-on-his-luck esort who regularly sells his services to the highest bidder.  In this case, he lost a challenge with Jane Heller and, as escorts do, he has to put out.  Nothing to be ashamed of.  It is the world’s oldest profession after all.

On my side the answer is even easier.  I’m a realist.  I don’t like the Yankees.  I don’t want them to win.  But when I sit down and do the math, the numbers say they win anyway.

I was having this argument with a coworker recently.  He’s a big Twins fan and took offense at my saying they weren’t a legitimate playoff team.  In fact, he wanted me to post a retraction.  But the sad fact of the matter is that while one or two guys off the Twins might be able to start for the Yankees, pretty much everyone in the Yankees’ lineup could have started for the Twins.  When you’re overmatched like that, it may be inspiring to go ahead and fight against the odds.  And who knows, you might even come out on top from time to time.  But those odds also say that you’re probably going to fail.

Here’s the straight truth, Ramone.  The Yankees have no reason not to win the World Series.  They have the most loaded team in baseball.  But I’d love to see them fail.  I’d love to be wrong.  I also would love to see the Lions go to the Superbowl for once but that’s not going to happen either.

So, politics aside, here’s a quick breakdown of what is happening at RSBS.  Allen understands reality, Jeff lost a challenge.  You can be sure that both of us are secretly (and not so secretly) cheering for whoever the Yankees are playing, though.



Something on your mind?  Want to see Jeff and Al sweat (separately, not together, eww)?  Think you got a real stumper?  Send us your Filibuster question(s) by commenting or emailing them to us at 

***Photographic evidence of Jeff dressed up in what he likes to call “Jane Heller drag” always welcome.



  1. raysrenegade

    Sorry guys but I got to disagree with the fact that even a hint of your favoritism would hedge towards the Evil Empire. Do I need Don Zimmer, the ever soft-spoken Rays Yoda to remind both of you of your betrayal to your hearts and thinking illogically with your heads.
    Sorry, but I am going to try a few Jedi mind tricks on you two and hope that some form of common sense comes to you before your soul is darkened and rotted beyond repair.
    It is one thing to love the pinstriped one becuase you live there, or had a lifetime obesssion with them, but it is just plain wrong to jump from wagon to wagon hoping you have the right jersey onin the end.
    I would root more for the G-men and Claw and Antler crew before I would attempt the dark arts to get a hold of my baseball soul.

    Rays Renegade

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