Posts Tagged ‘things that go BOOM at the ballpark

20
Apr
09

A few notes

In blog news:

  • I’m not doing the stats posts anymore. If that really bothers you, you can leave a comment on this post and complain about it until I start to care.
  • I am working on a post about the hottest player(s) from each team, and I keep on forgetting that Rich Harden isn’t on the A’s anymore. If you have any ideas for any of the teams, leave a comment here.
  • I follow way too many blogs, and am about to add them all to the Blogroll. I hope it doesn’t implode.

In actual baseball news:

  • Jed Lowrie is having surgery on his wrist and will be out for 6-8 weeks. I guess I can stop whining about my carpal tunnel syndrome now.
  • UCLA’s Trevor Bauer continues to be the coolest guy in the entire Pac-10, throwing a complete game, 1-hit shutout in a 13-0 UCLA victory. He’s the Louisville Slugger National Player Of The Week, y’all.
  • Dan Haren is 0-3 with a 1.89 ERA. Yeah, you read that right. As if we needed more proof that W-L record is stupid.
  • The Marlins are 11-1 and currently playing the Pirates. Andrew Miller is pitching, and not particularly well — Jack Wilson just singled, advanced on a wild pitch, and stole third. I happen to know off the top of my head that Jack Wilson has the 3rd most career plate appearances against Roy Oswalt. (Uh, yeah, I know a lot of random stuff about Roy Oswalt. Try not to judge me.)
  • Who baldo? Ubaldo! Actually, you’re probably not, but I was at the Rockies-Dodgers game this Sunday and yes, I was totally just looking for a chance to use that joke, and the game was awful, thanks for asking. Not because I like the Rockies — on the contrary, I was rooting for the Dodgers. But to see any team allow that many runs? Disgusting. Appaling. Horrifying. Scott Elbert (the Dodgers’ replacement for the DL’ed Cory Wade) came out of the bullpen and gave up two or three solo shots, but he had a 10+ run lead, so nobody cared. Seriously, I don’t think anyone even noticed.
  • I have two fantasy teams, one of which I’m managing seriously (the Europa Eccentrics) and the other of which (the Amoral Astronauts) is a place for me to experiment. The ‘Cents are in 7th and the A’s are in 8th (both are in 12-team leagues) and Jed Lowrie’s injury gave me a chance to add Barry Zito. (I did say I’m experimenting, right? Yeah. Yeah, you never know, dude.)
05
Apr
09

Official Division Predictions 2009

I just want to see how wrong I’ll be.

Actual predictions and pretty pictures are after the jump. (I do have AL predictions, I just don’t like their logo.)

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05
Apr
09

Opening Day Liveblog: Braves at Phillies

Click here to view it. Coverage starts at 8 Eastern … a.k.a. RIGHT NOW.

IT IS OPENING NIGHT AND I AM SO FRIGGIN’ PUMPED, MAN.

Your starting pitchers will be:

  • For the Phillies, Brett Myers. He’s making his 3rd consecutive opening day start and is 4-8 with a 4.60 ERA in his career against the Braves.

  • For the Braves, Derek Lowe. I don’t know about his Opening Day numbers, but I do know that he’s 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA in his career against the Phillies.

Chase Utley doesn’t care what you think, he’s healthy and he’ll be playing today. Jayson Werth will also be playing — he’s the only Phillie or Brave on my Europa Eccentrics.

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.

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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14
Feb
09

Guy who broke Chase Utley’s hand signs new deal

He’s taller than Cha Seung Baek, but shorter than J.A. Happ. He’s a bit more roly-poly than Aaron Cook, but less roly-poly than the Roly-Poly King himself, Joe Blanton. He’s funnier than Dan Uggla, but unsurprisingly really boring compared to Jonathan Papelbon. He’s a lot less famous than John Lennon, but a little bit more famous than Kevin Mench’s Eagles tattoo. Who is he? John Freakin’ Lannan! And everyone cares!

Do your shoulders hurt just looking at that delivery? If they dont, youre a cyborg. Or an idiot.

Do your shoulders hurt just looking at the scapular whatever on that delivery? If they don't, you're a cyborg. Or an idiot. Or you're Chase Utley and your fourth metacarpal bone still feels like hell.

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