Posts Tagged ‘usa

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.

19
Feb
09

Team USA Roster Rundown!

Catcher:

  • Brian McCann. I know the dude’s on the Braves, but he can hit. I don’t know if he can catch, but he can certainly hit. He posted a .301/.373/.523 line in ’08, good for his second Silver Slugger award and his third consecutive All-Star selection. Ian Kinsler and Hanley Ramirez round out his ‘Similar Batters’ list on B-R, and Yogi Berra shows up on the ‘Similar Batters through Age 24’. Not bad, eh?
  • A.J. Pierzynski. Love the name, hate the player. Well, not ‘hate’ per se, but he’s awfully annoying (and I don’t even care about the White Sox). He should be the primary backup, if there is such a thing.

First Base:

  • Kevin Youkilis. I really can’t stand this guy and his batting stance, but he’s a good enough player. If he goes into a slump, then there’s always Mr. Playoff Miracle himself…
  • Evan “E-Lo” Longoria. It might seem slightly weird to see him playing first base, but he can’t do too much damage there. I mean, if Ryan Howard and Prince Fielder can “field” this position without causing irreparable damage to the psyche of everyone around them, then I’m sure that the reasonably smart and extremely athletic Longoria can manage just fine. Plus, he’s got as close to a porn star name as you’ll find on this roster, and some people think that’s hot. Don’t worry, I won’t judge you.

Second Base:

  • Dustin Pedroia. The really awesome tiny guy who swings from his heels and is good at everything will find a way to make the opposing pitchers uncertain about their depth perception.
See? He's just so small-looking.

See? He's just so small-looking.

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