Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh man, Manny...

Look, perhaps I'm a little bitter that the Dodgers trounced my Phillies in the NLCS game last night. (Okay, maybe I'm a lot bitter about it.) But here's the thing. No matter what happens during a baseball game--not even if everyone from both teams comes out of their dugouts and starts posturing at each other on the field, resulting in a warning for each team--there is still no excuse for bad baseball-related grammar. That's right, Manny Ramirez, I'm talkin' to you.

In this article, Manny's quoted as saying, "We don't want to hurt nobody," and then "I don't fight nobody ... I'm not a fighter, I'm a lover." Yikes!

While Mr. Ramirez may think of himself as a lover, I can tell you this much for sure: He's sure as hell not a lover of good grammar! (And because of his lack of love for proper grammar--and also because he's one of those stinky Dodgers who's trying to make my Phillies not get into the World Series--this little Grammarphile does not love him.)

A quick hello and thanks-for-linking to the following folks:

* ARJEWTINO, who freakin' rocks (he's quite cool even though it seems he's a fan of the very same Dodgers about whom I was just complaining...luckily, I don't hold baseball-related grudges!). His site's very entertaining and well-written, so check it out here.

* Professor Bishop's OLYMPIC ENGLISH 101. OMG, there's a real, honest-to-goodness professor linking to my site? How cool! (Uh, I'll try to not drop as many F-bombs here so as to not corrupt your students' minds too much...)

2 comments:

Arjewtino said...

You knew full well this series would go at least six games. The teams are just too evenly matched.

In fact, it better go six games because I'm going to the game on Friday.

Try not to cry too much tonight after we whoop you. At least not as much as Victorino.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Yes the teams are pretty evenly matched...and while you guys might whoop us tonight, and possibly the next night, once the series comes back to Philly, you guys are toast! The Phillies and the Dodgers each have flawless home records against each other. If that trend continues, expect Philly to come out on top, since we've got home-field advantage and 4 of the 7 games are scheduled to be played in Philly--and (continuing our flawless-at-home trend) we've already won the 2 home games we've played in this series...

Part of me wants this series to go 7 games because I'll be going to game 7 if the series lasts that long...but part of me wants the Phillies to win this thing before it gets to 7 games. (I'm guessing Moyer will be pitching game 7 for us if that game happens, and because of his abysmal start yesterday and his very weak start against the Brewers in the NLDS, I don't wanna see him pitching in any more playoff games!)

I think the Phils are gonna come back with a vengeance in game 4. I'm not sure Lowe's gonna be the guy to keep the Phillies' offense at bay. I'm not so sure I'm gonna be the one cryin' tonight! :)