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June 18, 2013

The Diary of Dale Sveum

Filed under: Featured,General — Jeremiah Johnson @ 1:57 pm


Dear Diary,

Well, I got myself kicked out of another game tonight. The umps handed a run to the Cards in the 7th, even though Yadi Molina was out by a mile. What kind of man accepts “Yadi” as a nickname? And how lazy does a fan base need to be to settle on that for their All Star catcher? Seriously, he’s the face of their franchise–they can’t do any better than that? And why does no one seem to care that he’s got musical notes tattooed on his neck? It might as well be one of those My Little Ponies. I’ll bet he’s one of those Bronies, just like Dempster. I hate coming to St. Louis. It’s just denim shorts and missing teeth as far as the eye can see.

There should be a height requirement for umpires. My neck is killing me from arguing with D.J. Reyburn. The guy’s a midget in twelve states. It’s amazing he can even get his tiny, Oompa Loompa hands around a baseball. I’ll have to pay more attention next time and see if he has to use both hands. Mental note: next time bring out something for him to stand on so I don’t have to swear at the top of his tiny hat.

I did manage to make it into the clubhouse in time to catch a little bit of the Tigers game. I miss Prince. I miss the way he got us all to lie about him being a vegetarian–for crying out loud, his batting gloves were made out of bacon! I miss the way he sloshed around the bases, and the way everyone had to pretend he didn’t look like he was about to die. Sure he’s a fat slob, but he was our fat slob. It would be weird to call him in the middle of the season, wouldn’t it? I’d give anything to hear his exhausted voice again; the way he pants uncontrollably because he had to get up to answer the phone. Mental note: maybe we can get Marmol to tell people he’s got epilepsy or palsy or something that could be an excuse for how much he sucks.

I still don’t miss Braun.

Alright, I gotta hit the sack. Tomorrow’s game isn’t going to mismanage itself. LOL!

But seriously, it’s getting harder and harder to drag myself to the stadium every day. Theo and Jed keep saying they’re not holding these losses against me. But then why is Mike Scioscia’s phone number always on Theo’s desk? And why doesn’t he even try to hide it? There’s no way the Angels would make him their fall guy, right? Right?

I’m so alone.

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  • Josephine (D)

    Wait, Dempster’s a Brony?! This changes everything.

    And which Ryan are you talking about? *insert stupid face here*

  • Jeremiah Johnson

    Braun. I fixed it.

  • disqus_Ss1gVdgWWP

    I literally LOLed at work…good post

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    I just googled Brony. I will now have nightmares for the rest of the week. I do not do resolutions as I believe that they are a waste of time, but I now resolve never to google another term that might be associated with My Little Pony

  • jswanson

    How on earth did you get Sveum’s diary?

  • Doc Raker

    Outstanding. All and all I think Swammy is doing a fine job. He is trying to figure out who deserves playing time and mixing things up. That is his main job this year, to sort it all out. I know it is hard to have a losing season but we see glimmers of hope shine through the crap at times. This season is better than last and it isn’t his fault Marmol is on the roster, he has to use him at some point.
    Is that what is on Yadi’s neck, musical notes? I thought they were Chinese symbols, they are hideous either way.

  • Seymour Butts

    As opposed to all of those tasteful neck tattoos.

  • Eddie Von White

    How much longer until Sveum is as good as Quade in the win column?

  • Doc Raker

    Yes, there is a difference between a little butterfly on the ankle of a pretty lady and a Blackhawk logo on the neck of a fat dude isn’t there.

  • Jeremiah Johnson

    He’s got bookend neck tattoos. Musical notes on one side, Chinese symbols on the other. Super classy.

  • Jeremiah Johnson

    Spy craft. I watched a lot of Get Smart as a kid.

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