23 June 2007

Keep it Classy! (6/22, 9:35pm journal entry)

It's been awhile, I apologize - blame lack of inspiration, lack of time, lack of energy. The Sox have won 5 of their last 6 and I couldn't be happier, still the best record in baseball after losing 2 of 3 to Colorado. Finally I have a chance to write again tonight with the late west coast game.

TC - "It's nice to see those UPS hats on [the Padres players]." The Padres and Sox are wearing throwback 80s unis tonight.

So my comments have been immortalized last week on Surviving Grady. I made a dumb comment about how it isn't classy to win by a blowout margin, that close games are more classy (I tied in the MFYs somehow, I don't remember my exact words that drew the initial criticism). Of course they took it and ran with it; who doesn't want to win by a lot of runs? So now, whenever a team is winning by a lot, it is said that "they have no class", or "those classless bastards," or if it is a close game, the teams are keeping it classy!"

Ooooh... Hazel Mae cleavage on the Ultimate Red Sox show preview! Hmm.... while Hazel still gets my blood pumping andTina Cervasio can cause my temperature to rise by glistening, it's Amalie Benjamin who has stolen my heart. Since she came on the scene this year with her "librarian hot" looks, I can't stop daydreaming about her when she comes on - all I can do is stare at her, I can't pay attention to a word she says...

Now there's a NESNStore.com commercial, and in particular, they are selling a women's shirt in pink that says "Flash some leather" - being a regular SG contributor, all I can think of is "Flash some HOOTS!!!" (( o Y o ))

Daisuke gets into some trouble in the Padres first by walking the first 3 batters to load the bases. He pitches out of it, giving up only one run. It is very fortunate that no more damage was done.

In the 4th, Maddux gets in some trouble - the Sox put 2 on with 1 out, and score 2 runs on 4 hits. This inning went not without controversy - Youk, on a 2 strike count, gets a lucky call from the HP ump on a marginal outside corner fastball from Maddux. Youk then laces the next pitch for a hit, with Maddux still visibly upset about the call, understandably so, since that hit (instead of the strike out) led to the 2 runs that won the game for the Sox. Lugo, now at the Mendoza line .200, no longer the leadoff hitter, strikes out to end the rally, still continuing to disappoint.

Timlin - "I can't tell you about it, I'd have to kill you." - on flying in a Navy helicopter to an aircraft carrier 60 miles offshore on the day off. From Timlin, this is not an empty threat. :)

Aqua Velva Commercial - do they still make that nasty shit? Smells like old man ass...

Not much other offense to speak of: Okajima holds the 8th and Papelbon saves the 9th despite one baserunner. One San Diego thing to mention: the scoreboard people at Petco Park took the liberty to enhancing photos of the visiting team. They made Manny to look like he had long fluffy punk rock hair and a septum ring, and Youk had 80s aviator/cop glasses and a crew cut. Not funny, and slightly obnoxious. And not classy.

11 June 2007

Sounds like someone's got a case of the Mondays...

Day off today for the Sox, traveling back home to Fenway to play the Rockies on Tuesday.

After a fairly decent day (work went by quickly, in a reasonably good mood today), i come to find out my friend from fantasy basketball may sue me. What a crock for only $100 or so. I did write back to see if we could work out a friendly arrangement.

Daisuke didn't fail to pitch a good game, however some defensive miscues cost us the game and failing to get the bats going was also at setback.

Welcome back, Mike Timlin. I know it wasn't your fault, you were put in an awkward situation. If only the bats came out to play.

10 June 2007

First Post!

Hello, and welcome to my new space, glad you found it.

This week I just started a baseball journal on Red Sox games. My journal writings will be transferred here, going forward. Or I may forgo the journal now that this blog exists. The thing of it is, I don't have a laptop, only a desktop. In my baby daughter's bedroom. A laptop is now on my wishlist so i can liveblog and watch TV at the same time.

In approximately 2 hours today's game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks will begin. Being a firm believer in "no expectations", so as not to be disappointed after a loss, and to be more ecstatic after a win, that's my approach to this and every game.

$100 million man Daisuke Matsuzaka faces aging Randy Johnson in what is billed to be a potential pitchers duel. JD Drew has turned in an outstanding first 2 games in this series, with 2 HRs and 7 RBIs on Friday. Last night the Sox came from behind, 3-0, to win 4-3 in 10 innings, almost a 4 hour game.

I'm very happy to have NESN, local affiliate of the Red Sox, as Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo are the best color and play-by-play in recent memory, second only lifetime to maybe the Cubs' Harry Caray. Their on-air antics and gigglefests are highly entertaining.

On the homefront, my baby daughter has been intolerable today, crying almost all day, as she was yesterday. Fortunately she is napping again right now.

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