Not sure if a “Baseball Paragraph” is an actual recognized entity of any kind – but it is now, dang it! Because this paragraph, concerning one Dock Phillip Ellis, Jr., that we just read at Wikipedia, makes us snicker inside ourselves in a way that brings us right back to kid-dom and a hundred gazillion baseball-related memories:
Jonathan Abrams at ESPN.com’s Grantland has one heck of a read about “The Malice at the Palace,” the 2004 brawl between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons – and fans – with comments from many of the people involved, including the guy at the very center of the action, Metta World Peace himself.
Our BRI spy in Indianapolis sent this to us last night, and we offer it without (much) comment:
We’re just days away from Super Bowl XLVI, in which the ______________ will just CRUSH the _______________. Resoundingly. (Please fill in the blanks yourself. As for Uncle John, he’s going with the Patriants. He can’t stand the Girots.)
As we reported the other day, we have a BRI spy in Indianapolis, and he sent us this photo of kids playing rugby—they’re having displays of “foreign” sports—in Super Bowl Village. (We added the “Wuh-huhhh?”)
Is this a new tactic by the Patriots? Anyone? …