Monday, June 18, 2007

obscure?

For those of you who spotted the article on abcnews.com about this site, I'd just like to point out that I didn't actually mean to call Craig Biggio "obscure". I was meaning to express that he was under-appreciated in much of the country, and doesn't receive the attention he deserves. But, the conversation was themed on obscure records and stats, and I became a bit vocabulary-challenged. (Mr. Ferran said he came upon the site while researching other records to go along with the article about Bobby Cox's ejection record.)

He also got my name wrong, but I don't really have a problem with that.

6 Comments:

At 6/19/2007 03:29:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

I can't tell you how many times them scalawag media folk got my name wrong over the years. I don't know how to be any more plain than to say real slow that my name is Cletus J. "Bubba" Huckabee Jr. About three quarters of the time them rascals fail to include the Jr. and therefore ever body in Chesterfield County reads the news item in the local paper (The Tri-County Herald-Star Post-Press Examiner-Chronicle... they went through a slew of mergers and acquisitions in the 70s) assumes that they are writing about my father, Cletus J. "Bubba" Huckabee Sr. because he usually goes about the place not bothering to utilize his suffix. Suffix utilization and the lack thereof has been the downfall of many a good man in Chesterfield County. Senior and Junior are two different fellers but them media folk don't usually grasp it to quick. Anyhow, don't you worry your noggin' over that weasely journalist and his sloppy lack of attention to details. I met Mama due to one of them erroneous newspaper articles that listed me as my Daddy. See, Mama is what I call my wife. She ain't my Mama. Ever body round Chesterfield County calls their female spousal person "Mama" on account of that is what youngin's call her, so their Daddy chimes in and calls her that too. So see, this here woman I call Mama ain't related to me except by law. We done got married by a Justice of the Peace over the other side of the county line, so we are all legal and in good standing with the court house. Ain't none of that repulsive marriage betwixt family members going on in Chesterfield County, so don't commence to assuming she's my Mama – because she's my wife. This usually makes city folk ask, "well, Bubba, if you call your wife 'Mama' then what do you call the woman who done give birth to you?" And to that I can proudly answer, "Mama."
See, I call my mother "Mama" and my wife "Mama" too. When I stand at the porch and holler out to the turnip patch "MAMA!" they instinctively know which one I'm hollerin' at and the correct one comes a runnin'. Works every time. They never get mixed up. Same goes for ever woman in Chesterfield County. Once they have a youngin' they are known by their betrothed as "Mama" and when that youngin' commences to start talkin' they say "Mama" too. Keeps things nice and simple.
Now I know a lot of ya'll are a wonderin' how it is that a mistake in the newspaper brought me and Mama together to get married and I'll get around to that story some day, but right now I gots to hitch up my trousers and go do some chores. I'll get back to you later.

 
At 6/19/2007 09:07:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

So... You're saying I should just be happy no one called me "Mama"?

Do you ever get accused of making comments that were actually attributable to presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee?

 
At 6/19/2007 08:20:00 PM, Anonymous cletus.j."bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Now if you ask me, and plenty folk do now and again, cousin Mike is what my Aunt Tiny calls "brain-challenged." That side of the Huckabee clan hails from around Hempstead County. We don't have much to do with them on account of the feud what started in 1821 over a bottle of Dr. Ebenezer Whitestone's Health Elixir and patented brain tonic and the ensuing disagreement about who was to benefit from the efficacious results of consumption of said bottle. It ended up in a tussle of epic proportions and that side of the Huckabee clan has been holed up in Hempstead County and has pert near nothing to do with our side of the clan in Chesterfield County. I done heard cousin Mike has aspirations to the White House, but if that no count rascal can't come forward and assist me with my bid for a seat in the Sanitation Department of Chesterfield County, then I sure as shootin' ain't about to endorse him for no President of these United States of the USA! I knew Mike Huckabee. Mike Huckabee was a cousin of mine. And I ain't no Mike Huckabee.

 
At 6/22/2007 09:16:00 PM, Anonymous Darrell Pittman said...

Also in the article you said he had never been injured.

Actually he got his knee blown out on August 1, 2000 (by Preston Wilson, IIRC) trying to turn a douple play, and spent the rest of the season on the DL.

That was the only time he's been on the DL.

 
At 6/22/2007 09:39:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Thanks Darrell, I haven't done very much research into Biggio's career you know.

Yes, the article says that, but what I actually said was that he's never gone on the DL from a plunk related injury. Taken out of context there a bit.

 
At 6/24/2007 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous cletus J. :bubba" huckabee jr. said...

zam!!, I thouht for a minute Mr. Pittmann was writing about me.

 

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