Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Let's Try This Again

No matter how hard I squint at channel 20, I can't get Girlfriends to look like the Nats game. Let this be a lesson that there's nothing MLB can't fuck up at least a little bit.

Here's the lineup:

Wilkerson, CF
Guzman, SS
Vidro, 2B
Guillen, RF
Johnson, 1B
Castilla, 3B
Sledge, LF
Schneider, C
Day, P

I don't get it. Church is back, but Frank said he might keep him out against a lefty. But Sledge can't hit lefties either, so there's no advantage. I'm surprised neither Cordero nor Davis is out there. [NEVER MIND - he's a righty and I'm an idiot] Oh, and batting Guzman second is just crazy. [This remains true, however] Anyway, more later. Who will be the second Nat of the Day? Oh, the excitement!
  • Sounds like Day has the sinker working. I have no idea if it looks like he has the sinker looking, thank you very much Peter Angelos you FUCK!
  • It'd be nice to have one inning without a base-running cock-up. Just one.
  • Wilkerson must really want that autographed copy of Saving the Pitcher. Whatever it takes to motivate you guys.
  • Wilk singles, and here comes Cristian to kill another rally . . .
  • I hate being right sometimes.
  • Vinny must be feeling the sting from the Lame Duck Award. That's what it sounded like, anway. Up yours, Angelos.
  • Nick's making a bid to repeat as NotD! And Philly's pitching coach is named "Doobie"! I wonder if that's a nickname.
  • I just looked it up - it's "Dubee." That's disappointing.
  • I just realized that Brett Myers is not a lefty. What am I, Tom Boswell? Geez. That's embarrassing.
  • Well there goes Zach Day's autographed copy of Saving the Pitcher. Dammit.
  • They're bringing in a lefty to face Wilkerson even though Bwilk doesn't really have a platoon split (862 vs 850 OPS last year). Or maybe they figure Myers is out of gas, and the lefty has a slight advantage.
  • Triple! I have successfully second-guessed Charlie Manuel.
  • And the cornerstone of the franchise does it again. Someone remind me - why did we trade Izturis?
  • GUILLEN! I take it all back, baby! I trust you with my children!
  • I'd pinch hit for Schneider here. Get Cordero in against the lefty. I don't trust a one-run lead.
  • Never mind. Ignore me. Schneider's great.
  • CYCLE! I know who's winning NotD! Brad's finally going to get himself some national attention. Linda Cohn will sing his praises!
  • That was my favorite inning EVER.
  • I just saw them talking about Bluegrass Brad on ESPN2. I think you have to be a female basketball player to get on ESPN1. Speaking of which, Sic 'em Bears!
  • Hey, if we pull this out, and the Braves beat Florida (currently at its crisis on ESPN2), we'll be in first place!
  • Wilkerson just made the front page of ESPN.com. Jim Bowden is so jealous he can't stand it.

28 comments:

Chris Needham said...

Guzman's 2-7 on groundballs this year in 7 at bats. At least he's consistent.

Ryan said...

If he'd managed a groundball a little earlier his first time up, Wilkerson wouldn't have looked (sounded) so bad trying to steal.

Basil said...

These guys make Arvid Egan sound hip. Where's my Mel Proctor, official proctologist of MLB announcers?

Basil said...

Way to go, Nick the Stickster!

Is Philly's pitching coach really named Rich "Hide the" Doobie?

Chris Needham said...

Who's with me? Let's make Guzman a eunuch. We've got to stop him from breeding.

Chris Needham said...

Who needs Guzman now!

Go crazy, Guillen the barbarian!

Chris Needham said...

Uhoh... I'd hate to be Wil Cordero's gf tonight. He's gonna be angry!

Chris Needham said...

I'm gonna have Wilkerson's babies!

WFY said...

BRAD WILKERSON!

J K said...

Welcome back to MLB!!

Basil said...

Go crazy folks, go crazy!

WFY said...

how many damn ground rule doubles can we have?

Chris Needham said...

Is it wrong for me to be disappointed with the results because of the success of Vinny?

Basil said...

He's been pretty damned chastened, Chris, that's for sure.

Chris Needham said...

I should pick him as my goat of the day just to piss off hubster ;)

WFY said...

I hate it when Angelo$ gets the home plate assignment.

Chris Needham said...

Phew. One of those dreaded four-run 'saves'. ;)

Ryan said...

Damn, Chris, you're full of piss 'n' vinegar tonight.

WFY said...

How many times are we going to hear E-A-G-L-E-S this series?

Basil said...

So, which one's the really boring one and which one's the boring one who sounds kinda drunk?

Chris Needham said...

I'm in a difficult situation. I'm full of hostility towards Guzman and Castilla, but there's no appropriate outlet. I don't know what to do!

Basil said...

One to go . . .

Ryan said...

Don't forget Cordero.

Chris Needham said...

that wife-beating sonofabitch is dead to me ;)

Basil said...

It's neat how at a big league park you can get the pitch type and speed. Well, all of them but ours . . .

Chris Needham said...

.500's not a dream, it's a reality!

Basil said...

And that one's a winner . . . 9:46 ET, April 6, 2005. Momentous.

Oh yeah, Wilks hit for the cycle, too.

Anonymous said...

WFY said...
How many times are we going to hear E-A-G-L-E-S this series?

Thanks. That's just a reminder for us not to sing "Hail to the Redskins" at a Nationals game.