Gronovo’s Corner: Happy Ben Baseball Day

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I would like to start off by wishing everyone a belated Happy Ben Baseball Day. It is truly a magical time of year, and I traditionally celebrate with a slice from one of my favorite pizza eateries in New York, ironically known as Ben’s Pizzeria.

For those who aren’t aware, yesterday was Ben Nelson Day in Nebraska. While he rarely uses the Ben Nelson moniker here at SLM, I still felt that it was important for everyone to know what we’re dealing with here.

(Please see Ben Baseball for further info on Ben Nelson Day)

Speaking of ridiculous, over-the-top, unnecessary events involving Ben Baseball, did you guys happen to see that residents of the Outer Banks are dealing with a serious hole digging problem?

“Large holes in the sand can be difficult to see and are dangerous for both people and wildlife,” the post said.

“Children and adults should not dig holes deeper than their knees when standing in them…. Ocean rescue personnel must be able to drive on the beach both day and night to quickly provide emergency services. Sand collapses can occur in holes just a few feet deep.”

Ben Baseball has been known to dig a few holes in his time so let’s keep him away from the Outer Banks until after Memorial Day. Sound good?
I’ve had a lot of folks ask me about my thoughts on the Knicks drawing pick number 3 in the draft, as opposed to the first pick. And while a lot of people expect me to be outraged, I’m really not. There are several reasons why:

  1. The top 3 teams with the worst records each had a 14% chance of picking number one. The mathematical odds just aren’t there, and working with a 14% chance is pretty sparse, regardless of who you are
  2. The Knicks aren’t that lucky. Plain and simple.
  3. The Knicks would only screw it up. Also plain and simple.

The fact that everyone seems to be under the impression that the Knicks are going to get their shit together this summer is laughable at best. I actually agree with J-Mac’s take: everyone just assumes that KD is leaving Golden State to come to the Knicks. But why?

The media has painted this picture of an incredibly unhappy player who wants away from the greatest team of all time, which is crazy to me. As a matter of fact, the perennial fuck stick Chris Broussard tried so hard to give that narrative some legs by stating that it makes his legacy look worse if he’s hurt while the team wins a ring:

KD replies in an incredible manner:

Don’t get me wrong: if KD signs with the Knicks this offseason, the entire town will be abuzz. But I’ve seen this car wreck over and over again. I have no reason to believe that it will change, but on the off chance that it does, it sure seems like it’ll be a challenge for KD to win here. And can you imagine the media blow back if he doesn’t? Mercy.

The NBA playoffs are an incredible time for non-New York fans to enjoy.

Summer is in the air at SLM. I’m jazzed up about it.