Posts Tagged ‘baseball



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?

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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.

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18
Mar
09

How We’ve Been Found: March 11th to March 17th

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:

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A few quick notes: It looks like we’ve gotten our first view by someone searching for us specifically …. Our next post may be about Barry Zito’s ex-girlfriends, considering the high level of demand …. If anyone knows how to find information for specific search dates beyond the past 7 days, shoot me an email and I’ll love you forever …. Who else wishes that Chase Utley would keep on rockin’ the high socks during the regular season? …. Are any of you still reading this?

16
Mar
09

Impromptu Liveglog: WBC Pool 2, Game 4 – VEN v. PUR

Click here to view the liveglog. I’m only starting in the top of the 2nd, but I hope I can entertain you anyway.

11
Mar
09

Who else loves the Dutch?

Does anyone else enjoy extra-innings pitcher’s duels? Does anyone else think that Roy Halladay’s 10-inning CG shutout was one of the coolest things ever? Is that too specific for people to remember?

There’s a simpler question hiding here: Who else thought it was cool that nobody scored until the 11th inning in tonight’s Dominicana v. Nederland game?

Its like theyve just upset a team loaded with Major League players or something!

It's like they've just beat a heavily favored, ML player-loaded team or something!

Ricky Van den Hurk (left) and Alex Smit: So I was like, I told you I can pitch, and he was like, Nah, I bet you cant, but I was right! Isnt that cool?.

Alex Smit (right) talking to Ricky VandenHurk: "So I was like, 'I told you I can pitch', and he was like, 'Nah, I bet you can't', but I was right! Isn't that cool?".

VandenHurk on Marlins Photo Day. He's the tallest guy on the team: I think they told him to slouch.

VandenHurk on Marlins Photo Day. He's the tallest guy on the team: I think they told him to slouch so they wouldn't have to reframe their cameras. He certainly looks bored.

I know, I should probably stop posting random photos of Ricky VandenHurk. But he’s so cute….

Nederland plays Puerto Rico at 5:30 PM Eastern tonight (Wednesday) to determine the top seed in Pool 2. VandenHurk should be comfortable pitching in his native Dolphin Stadium once Pool 2 play starts.

08
Mar
09

The Reanimated Corpse of Sidney Ponson

What do you think of when someone says “Sidney Ponson”? If you’re like me, your first thought is probably that they’re mispronouncing his name again, and you want to write “Pon-SONE not PON-sawn” on their forehead in big black Sharpie. Then again, if you’re fairly normal, you probably think something like “Oh, yeah, that guy who may or may not have thrown a strike that one time”. Well, Mr. I-Can’t-Hit-The-Strike-Zone just did this:

4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K.

I’m impressed.

Bonus picture of Ricky VandenHurk.

Bonus picture of Ricky VandenHurk.

Bonus celebration photo.

Bonus celebration photo.

They play Puerto Rico at 6:30 PM Eastern tomorrow (March 9th). I’m probably going to commandeer a friend’s house and TV, since I don’t get MLB Network and I can’t seem to find ESPN Deportes.




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