Posts Tagged ‘winning innings

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.)
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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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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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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.

27
Feb
09

Introducing: Your 2009 Europa Eccentrics

I have to warn you all that this is my first year running a fantasy team, so I might fail epically… but I’m pretty sure I’ll have fun. I’m in a Yahoo! public league, roto 5×5 (BA, RBI, RS, SB, HR, W, K, ERA, SV, WHIP), with 11 other teams. It was an autopick draft, and I had my priorities a little bit messed up — but without further ado, I present: Your 2009 Europa Eccentrics (with their 2008 stats in italics)!

Hitters:

  • C: Joe Mauer .328 BA, 9 HR, 85 RBI, 98 RS, 1 SB

I literally have nothing bad to say about this guy.

I literally have nothing bad to say about this guy.




on twitter:

  • "See, the internet is in colour." I don't know what that has to do treadmills, but I'd like to thank this Sears employee for telling me. 7 years ago
  • Does the McDonald's on 5th St in Roscommon MI have a drive-through? 7 years ago
  • RT @Psych_USA: It's 10pm....... you best be here this time next week or I'll cry.... don't make me cry. 7 years ago

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