Archive for March, 2009

25
Mar
09

How We’ve Been Found: March 18th to March 24th

What’s The Point: This is an installment of our “How We’ve Been Found” series, which will appear approximately every Wednesday. The point of this is to give you a bit of information about how we’re doing statistically, and how people (including you, of course,) have been getting to our blog.

Individual Pageviews:

  • 03/18: 9
  • 03/19: 5
  • 03/20: 12
  • 03/21: 5
  • 03/22: 6
  • 03/23: 18
  • 03/24: 65
  • Total: 120

Search Engine Terms:

  • 03/18: (none)
  • 03/19: “john lennon tatoos”
  • 03/20: “yu darvish” (2), “sidney ponson nederland world baseball classic”, “jon lester”, “wbc korea japan san diego 2009”, “eagle tattoos”
  • 03/21: “funny picture yes to all”
  • 03/22: “yu darvish gallery” (2), “jon lester”
  • 03/23: “yu darvish” (3), “wbc japan”, “wbc korea venezuela”, “chase utley girls”, “japan hat wbc”, “kevin mench”, “wbc 2009 korea venezuela”, “sexi darvish”
  • 03/24: “yu darvish” (19), “darvish wallpaper” (2), “japan vs korea” (2), “japan wbc 2009 darvish” (2), “wbc yu darvish” (2), “wbc japan darvish” (2), “darvish cute”, “yu darvish japan”, “09 wbc japan”, “wbc korean cap”, “japan yu darvish”, “yu darvish wbc”, “darvish japan”, “wbc japan yu darvish”, “‘david wright’ and ‘puerto rico’ and wbc”, “wbc darvish”, “david wright”, “wbc, darvish”, “wbc korean fans”, “yu darvish sexy”, “world baseball classic 09 yu darvish”, “japan vs south korea wbc 09”

A few quick notes: Please to allow me never to type “yu darvish” ever, ever again … I am sick and tired of hearing about Yu Darvish, and the WBC, and all that, but if it gets us the pageviews … Special shoutout to the people who searched for “jon lester” (2) and “chase utley girls” — you’re bright lights in a sea of “yu darvish”- and “david wright”-inspired darkness … Why do people care so much about Kevin Mench? … Who searched for “funny picture yes to all”, and why did we show up? … When is Talya going to write a post? She hasn’t written anything since her introductory post, meaning that I’ve been responsible for 96% of our posts, plus the fact that I moderate comments … If the WBC gets us this many pageviews, I can’t wait to see how much traffic the real season will bring us … Yu Darvish, go away … I’m adding a new tag, “things that go BOOM on the internets”, to celebrate our massive number of pageviews. Yay pageviews.

23
Mar
09

You Asked: How to use the word “Amoral” in a sentence

I know this seems like a strange topic for a post on a baseball blog, but try to bear with me here. (Or don’t. Either way is fine, really.) Lots of people find our blog by searching for some variant of “use the word ‘amoral’ in a sentence”, so for all you peculiar souls, here’s that for which you’ve been looking!

Definition: According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the adjective “amoral” can be defined thus: lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something.

Most common mistake: Confusing “amoral” with “immoral”, adj.: not conforming to accepted standards of morality. The difference here is that while “amoral” is just a state of not caring and/or not knowing about moral rules, being “immoral” means that you know the boundaries of acceptability and simply choose to defy them.

So there’s that.

Why ‘Potentially Amoral’: Because Crane sometimes roots for individual players rather than for entire teams, and she’s pretty sure that’s a “bad thing”. But she doesn’t do it to spite the teams, so it’s not immoral.

Hope that was useful. Join us again next month for “You Asked: A Comprehensive List of Barry Zito’s Ex-Girlfriends”.

    23
    Mar
    09

    Sporadic (and Depressed) WBC Update #4

    First pitch of the game: Ball, over but low.

    Second pitch of the game: Right down the middle — batting practice for Brian Roberts, who strokes it into the center field bleachers.

    Never a bad time for a photo of Roberts, seen here celebrating with his teammates.

    Never a bad time for a photo of Roberts, seen here celebrating with his teammates.

    Last pitch of the game: Adam Dunn takes a called strike and Japan eliminates USA with a final score of 9-4.

    Godsdammit, Davey Johnson! Curse you and your lack of a brain! Don’t you know that when your starter is becoming allergic to the strike zone and giving up more than a couple runs in an inning, you’re supposed to have someone warming up in the bullpen?

    Ugh. I’ve never been more glad that “You’re An Idiot” is one of our tags.

    Here, Kentucky Derby can be seen about to give up even more runs.

    Here, Kentucky Derby can be seen about to give up even more runs.

    22
    Mar
    09

    Sporadic WBC Update #3

    Still not so sporadic, eh? Anyway.

    USA v. Japan, 9 PM Eastern. That makes it 6 PM Pacific, which means I am leaving for Dodger Stadium in a few minutes.

    Pitching tonight will be Roy Oswalt (USA) and Daisuke Matsuzaka (Japan). So it’s this guy:

    Kentucky Derby. Dont ask.

    "Kentucky Derby". Don't ask.

    versus this guy:

    I dont know what that is, either.

    I don't know what that is, either.

    Liveblog in the comments and knock y’selves out.

    22
    Mar
    09

    Sporadic WBC Update #2

    Okay, so maybe these aren’t so sporadic after all — but considering that my motivation may start disappearing at any moment, I think I’ll just stick with the name. Plus, I don’t feel like going back and changing it. (Hello, motivation? Stay nearby, please….)

    In other news, unrelated to the crashtastic nature of my psyche, Korea absolutely slugged the tar out of Venezuela today, winning 10-2 and thoroughly demoralizing the Scutarotorians by scoring 5 of their crushing runs in the first inning, chasing Carlos “Fat Man” Silva out of the game after only 4 outs.

    Box score says it all. And convienently, the DH was called D. H. Lee. Coincidence? I dont think so....

    Box score says it all, although Venezuela would go on to commit a disastrous 3 more errors by the end of the game. And conveniently, the DH was called "D. H. Lee". Coincidence? I don't think so....

    Shin-Soo “Say That Five Times Fast” Choo hit a home run straight dead center in the top of the 1st, scoring 3 runs and causing the Korean PA announcer to yell “Choo, Shin Soo!”. It was quite funny.

    I had the great fortune of sitting in the Reserve deck, right in the middle of about 40 Venezuelans who all seemed to know each other:

    And they were all very drunk by the end of the game. And they were VERY VERY LOUD.

    That's less than half of them, and they were all very drunk by the end of the game. And they were VERY VERY LOUD. And yes, that guy was allowed to bring his drum into the stadium. Don't ask me.

    In the top of the 9th, five Korea fans about ten seats away from us stood up, removed their shirts, and began chanting something that sounded like “Ko-re-a!” but may have been whatever Korea is called in Korea. (Is it exonymous? I’ve forgotten.)

    Pictured here with a whole bunch of the chicks from the Venezuela cheering section.

    Pictured here with a whole bunch of the chicks from the Venezuela cheering section.

    All photos credited to Flickr user shaindlin, who was nice enough to go to the game with me and repeatedly yell “Marco!” so I could yell “Scutaro!” and get confused looks from everyone around me. Cool, eh?

    21
    Mar
    09

    Sporadic WBC Update #1

    Korea faces off against Venezuela tonight at Dodger Stadium.

    I WILL BE THERE.

    Cool, eh? I think so.

    Your pitchers for the night will be Carlos Silva (Venezuela) and Suk Min Yoon (Korea). In other words, it’s this guy:

    Ew.

    Unattractive.

    versus this guy:

    Uninteresting.

    Unsurprising. Nice glove, though.

    If you want to write your own little liveblog in the comments, go ahead. I’ll be fascinated to read it when I get home.

    19
    Mar
    09

    Ted Lilly and Brian Roberts are way hotter than you thought

    DISCLAIMER: This post was originally written around midnight while Crane was watching reruns of Lost. The information contained herein may not have any bearing whatsoever on real life, but she’ll try her best to make some sense out of the random crap she finds on Google Images.

    I still refuse to like David Wright, but I’ll post a picture of him for all you Met-susceptible girls out there.

    I feel like Ive betrayed my core values, posting this photo on my blog.

    I feel like I've betrayed my core values by posting this photo on my blog.

    Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s turn our attention to the other heroes of the night: Ted Lilly and Brian Roberts. Roberts is currently OPSing 1.667 and Lilly’s 1.26 WHIP is the lowest of all the USA starters — but I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

    Oh god, the socks. Lovely.

    Check the socks. That's lovely.

    I dont care what you say, I think hes cute.

    I don't care what you say, I think he's cute.

    More pics after the jump.

    Continue reading ‘Ted Lilly and Brian Roberts are way hotter than you thought’




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