Thursday, April 21, 2005

Last Night's Blog on Yahoo Hazelspeeps

Evenin' peeps, evenin Hazel.

Last night's post was eaten by blogspot - and I still haven't figured out how to paste text here...but I had copied it before it was lost, so it was posted on the yahoo site.

Someone Tagged Hazelspeeps at Yahoo
So I log on to see if anyone has applied for membership on the Yahoo site, and I was shocked to see 8 new pics on the yahoo site - no name attached to the pics. I am a little hesitant to post pics on the site, as I don't want it to be one of those creepy sites where anyone and everyone posts pics of Hazel (unauthorized) - it was never intended to be that kind of site. I had posted one pic on the home page - to me, it is the essence of Hazel Mae - it's pic posted on canadian baseball is Hazel in a Jays cap...smiling. It's a simple picture - no airbrushing or anything like that - just Hazel, it is still the signature pic in my opinion. So before this turns into one of those stupid "Jody Vance's Pervs" site...I decided to send an email asking the poster to fess up. Does that make me an ass? I'm not a control freak or anything (hell, one of the members keeps posting messages to try to sell Sox tickets - and I let that go)'s jus that I would be mortified if "the one and only Hazel Mae" ever found the site and got creeped out by all the pics being posted, without her knowledge or consent. I have heard all the arguments that her pics are public domain, but unless she has given implicit consent, by posing for a specific reason or request - they shouldn't be used. Am I right? In case you haven't noticed or guessed, I'm a bit of a worrier.

Now, having said that, the pictures were great - if it is possible, she is even more stunning than when she said goodbye to Canada last summer. Seeing those pictures - wow. There is power and electricity in that smile, in those eyes...I'm going to shut up now - but I will close by saying that she is the complete package, it's more than just her beauty...she has "it"...and THAT is why she deserves to have some recognition - ya, like a blog and a yahoo site dedicated to her.

Why A Blog/Yahoo Site?
That is a good question - I'm not really sure why, other than to say it was the right thing to do. I was a fan of hers from the day she burst on the scene at Rogers Sportsnet in October 2001 - I tuned in every morning, yes at first because she was a beautiful...but you didn't have to watch long to really like her style - she was passionate about sports and genuinely seemed to enjoy what she was doing. There was something very genuine about her - and I admire that in people.

I would read media snipets of reporters questioning her credentials and whether or not she deserved the job she was in - during that time, I never heard her lash out at her detractors, complain or bellyache about getting a rough ride; she handled it all with class and dignity. This wasn't enough for some sports geeks, who decided to rip her and get on her case for being attractive - like that automatically meant that she wasn't talented or deserving; then of course there were those who claimed to be in the know that took shots at her moral fibre and character (which in my books is totally unacceptable) - still, she takes it all in stride. The jerks on the Blue Jay message boards that made her a topic of discussion for things other than her work...and later those in Boston who boil everything down to the way she looks - calling woman reporters sportsbabes, bimbos etc. She has been treated unfairly by a vocal minority - yet she continues to smile and show herself to be a class act - she kept smiling and made those who watched her smile.

So the site and blog are there to serve one purpose, albeit one that may never be realized - it's to show her that some people... some sports fans and some viewers like what she does, respect what she does, and wish her all the success in the world.

I think it's time to shut up now...I haven't gotten into baseball or sports much tonight.

Jays lose again, had a chance to win in the ninth and they couldn't do it against Rivera. Tabler and Campbell are putting the spin that "they are fighting" on the game - however, when they fight to 70 wins this season...let's see what they think then.

Sox beat the O's 1-0. David Ortiz continues to impress - he's what most ball players should be like. He broke a bat tonight, taped it in the dugout and gave it to a kid wearing a Red Sox hat (in Baltimore) - very cool.

Nomar is out for 2 - 3 months with torn groin - OUCH - I think the guy is cursed. Some Red Sox fans are enjoying this one.

Pedro Martinez continues to kick ass in the National League - Red Sox Nation is going to regret his leaving town.

A friend of mine saw "Fever Pitch" - he said it sucked.

Exhibition Hockey
Do you care? If so, Canada beat U.S. 3 - 1 in Exhibition action yesterday. I still think North Americans should boycott.

That's about it for tonight - my apologies to Hazel for not asking her opinion on anything tonight...something tells me that with tonight's entry, she would have been too modest to accept the kudos and recognition given to her tonight (expect more in subsequent entries). Sorry if I bored people tonight - my bad.

Goodnight Ms. Hazel Mae fondest regards and best wishes to you...I'm still drafting questions for an interview...and an article i want to write. *smile*

Given my entry tonight...and my administrative questions with regards to pictures being posted on the yahoo site..etc.

Hazelspeeps Song of the Day

Conductin' Thangs - Maestro Fresh Wes

"Because I'm from Canada,
Don't think I'm an amateur.
Cuz I'm so fly
I'm driving dope like Panama."

Peesth Out


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