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(Chinmusic)   Ex-Detroit Tiger recounts how his career was damaged by an affinity for 'The Dead Milkmen': "Baseball's rural. It has its roots in farmland shiat, they still chew tobacco"   (chinmusic.net) divider line 43
    More: Interesting, Tiger Woods, Detroit Tigers, milkmen, the Dead Milkmen, Detroit, Tiger Stadium, Alan Trammell, Jim Walewander  
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2014-04-22 03:11:31 PM
Chew tobacco?  Psssh.  Real men drink bleach.
 
2014-04-22 03:28:45 PM
Check out this rural farmland shiat:

4.bp.blogspot.com

blog.mlive.com
 
2014-04-22 03:29:44 PM
Sounds like MLB could use some fixin'.
 
2014-04-22 03:34:01 PM
Rural farmland shiat or right wing pigeons from outer space?
 
2014-04-22 03:40:48 PM
That website didn't hurt my eyes at all.
 
2014-04-22 03:46:05 PM
I still have all of their albums out in the garage.  Great bad, sad loss.
 
2014-04-22 03:49:32 PM

farkingismybusiness: That website didn't hurt my eyes at all.


I like the modern, cutting-edge look
 
2014-04-22 03:58:18 PM
And my playlist has been filled now.
 
2014-04-22 04:00:40 PM
Don't go get me wrong: they're fine people, they're good Americans. . .
 
2014-04-22 04:02:08 PM

InterruptingQuirk: And my playlist has been filled now.


Plum Dumb, Dean's Dream, Beach Party Vietnam , Life Is shiat, and The Guitar Song are my favorites.

What a fun band.
 
2014-04-22 04:03:57 PM
It does sound more plausible than a career 215 batting average.
 
2014-04-22 04:26:24 PM
That website is tough on the eyes.
 
2014-04-22 04:31:55 PM
Notice how NO ONE ever comes to the conclusion 'People don't like me because I'm an asshole.'
 
2014-04-22 04:38:50 PM
You'll swing at anything...
 
2014-04-22 04:40:16 PM
"Baseball's rural. It has its roots in farmland shiat, they still chew tobacco and they're very concerned with what's happening to the soil."
 
2014-04-22 04:40:24 PM
Why are you wasting your life, night after night playing listening to this  comedy music?
 
2014-04-22 04:41:31 PM

browneye: That website is tough on the eyes.


I just thought the website was a time machine to 1998. I came in here to compliment it on solving time travel.
 
2014-04-22 04:43:08 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-22 04:43:51 PM
You know what, Jim, I LIKE YOU. You're not like the other players here, in the dugout.
 
2014-04-22 04:54:21 PM
Sorry Jim, it wasn't the Dead Milkmen. You just sucked at baseball.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/walewji01.shtml

In fact, if it wasn't for the Dead Milkmen no one would know you at all.
 
2014-04-22 04:56:07 PM
He needed a Crash Davis to help him with his clichés.
 
2014-04-22 05:00:25 PM
You can be weird as hell and like whatever music you want and as long as you produce, MLB will have a place for you. See Bill Lee, Turk Wendell, Mark Fidrych, etc.
 
2014-04-22 05:08:35 PM
Why do I have a sudden urge to check out Mahir ("I kiss you!") and the Hampster (sic.) Dance?
 
2014-04-22 05:16:29 PM

Super Chronic: Why do I have a sudden urge to check out Mahir ("I kiss you!") and the Hampster (sic.) Dance?


Hello my future girlfriend.
 
2014-04-22 05:19:50 PM

MizzouGuy: You can be weird as hell and like whatever music you want and as long as you produce, MLB will have a place for you. See Bill Lee, Turk Wendell, Mark Fidrych, etc.


You can even let fungus grow on your shower shoes.
 
2014-04-22 05:31:56 PM

Snapper Carr: "Baseball's rural. It has its roots in farmland shiat, they still chew tobacco and they're very concerned with what's happening to the soil."


Do you know what the Queers are doing to our soil?
 
2014-04-22 05:33:15 PM
Anyone remember when the USA Today would have the little top five lists from players on the page with the box scores? Sometime in the late 80s, maybe early 90s, they had Dennis Lamp or someone like that listing his favorite industrial bands. It was kind of jarring, trying to imagine this guy who could have stepped in for any of the Superfans on SNL cranking out Laibach in the clubhouse after a game.
 
2014-04-22 05:47:12 PM
So the real reason he didn't succeed was because he wasn't a left-handed midget albino lesbian Eskimo who loved to lure children into open manholes?

/and really why isn't there a better term for "manhole"?
 
2014-04-22 05:50:27 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Check out this rural farmland shiat:


Baseball is a city persons idealized version of what country life is/was like, and pretty much always has been.
 
2014-04-22 05:56:11 PM
Baseball as a pastoral, farmland pastime is a myth right up there with Doubleday. Baseball is an urban game; its earliest players were firefighters, lawyers, and insurance magnates from Manhattan and Brooklyn, and when it became professional it drew from a very rough city crowd.
 
2014-04-22 06:39:49 PM

Trainspotr: Anyone remember when the USA Today would have the little top five lists from players on the page with the box scores? Sometime in the late 80s, maybe early 90s, they had Dennis Lamp or someone like that listing his favorite industrial bands. It was kind of jarring, trying to imagine this guy who could have stepped in for any of the Superfans on SNL cranking out Laibach in the clubhouse after a game.


Ok, that is weird.  I know you're not sure... but I really want to think Dennis Lamp- of all people- was an industrial music fan.

/Met him as a little kid when he was on the White Sox
//First big league player I ever met- which was totally awesome to 8 year old me
///Got into industrial music as a teenager
 
2014-04-22 07:36:14 PM

Lionel Mandrake: farkingismybusiness: That website didn't hurt my eyes at all.

I like the modern, cutting-edge look


This Designed-in-'95 Site is part of the FrontPage 2000 Webring.
 
2014-04-22 07:52:36 PM
Did he dress like Minnie Pearl?
 
2014-04-22 09:52:48 PM
So the Tigers eventually released Walewander. Sparky called him into his office and said, "Jimmy, this is a tiny town, and we don't want you coming round."

/saw the Milkmen in 2004 in Philadelphia
//Dave Blood memorial concert
 
2014-04-22 11:43:29 PM
Hmmm can't decide on my (poor attempt) at a witty reply

....At least his favorite band wasn't crystal shiat.

.... Based on the caliber of responses - I am loading you all up and taking you to the zoo.

.... Something something banna peels = PEDs

.... Maybe he should have cared more about nutrition

/RIP Dave Blood
// I believe in swordfish
/// On Pay Per View
 
2014-04-23 07:52:19 AM
He'll, if he listened to the Dead Kennedy's, he could've been an all star.
 
2014-04-23 08:21:06 AM

JayCab: Baseball as a pastoral, farmland pastime is a myth right up there with Doubleday. Baseball is an urban game; its earliest players were firefighters, lawyers, and insurance magnates from Manhattan and Brooklyn, and when it became professional it drew from a very rough city crowd.


Shouldn't you have included a slow zoom into a still photograph with that?
 
2014-04-23 12:01:28 PM
Maybe the whole issue is the fact that Walewander was "that guy who becomes known for being a huge fan of a particular band." I don't care what the band is or if they're actually good or bad; don't be that guy. I used to be that guy until I realized it's not cool.
 
2014-04-23 12:33:41 PM
Jim Walewander is a hard-working infielder who had been drafted out of Iowa State in 1983 to play for the Bristol Tigers, where he led the Appalachian League in stolen bases. He paid his dues in the minors playing for the Lakeland Tigers, the Birmingham Barons, the Glens Falls Tigers and the Toledo Mud Hens. In 1987, he was brought up from the Mud Hens to play in the majors for the Detroit Tigers.

Holy crap does this guy like Tigers.
 
2014-04-23 12:56:08 PM

skrame: Jim Walewander is a hard-working infielder who had been drafted out of Iowa State in 1983 to play for the Bristol Tigers, where he led the Appalachian League in stolen bases. He paid his dues in the minors playing for the Lakeland Tigers, the Birmingham Barons, the Glens Falls Tigers and the Toledo Mud Hens. In 1987, he was brought up from the Mud Hens to play in the majors for the Detroit Tigers.

Holy crap does this guy like Tigers.


Back in the early 90s, the Red Sox had ONE minor league affiliate whose name wasn't Red Sox: the Utica Blue Sox.

Farm systems are fun.
 
2014-04-23 01:26:41 PM
skrameHoly crap does this guy like Tigers.

I think the Mud Hens are the highest affiliate, die-hards go 50 miles to Toledo 2 check out the new guys, sorta like LA ballfans going to Cucamonga, if u like Single-A ball
 
2014-04-23 02:42:37 PM

JayCab: Baseball as a pastoral, farmland pastime is a myth right up there with Doubleday. Baseball is an urban game; its earliest players were firefighters, lawyers, and insurance magnates from Manhattan and Brooklyn, and when it became professional it drew from a very rough city crowd.


This guy spent most of his career in the minors, which are more often than not in smaller towns, so I get where he's coming from.
 
2014-04-23 02:46:48 PM

Gunny Highway: Chew tobacco?  Psssh.  Real men drink bleach.


Or smoke banana peels.
 
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