Posts Tagged ‘world baseball classic

02
Apr
09

How We’ve Been Found: March 25th to March 31st

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:

  • 03/25: 36
  • 03/26: 32
  • 03/27: 17
  • 03/28: 7
  • 03/29: 13
  • 03/30: 4
  • 03/31: 10
  • Total: 119

Search Engine Terms:

  • 03/25: “yu darvish” (17), “david wright” (2), “wbc japanese team pitchers darvish” (2), “jon lester”, “japan vs korea”, “wbc korea hat”, “yu darvish pictures”, “kelli pedroia”, “david wright home run”, “brian roberts”
  • 03/26: “yu darvish” (10), “david wright” (4), “david wright girlfriend” (3), “japan vs korea” (2), “amoral in a sentence”, “wbc japan”, “wbc korea japan”, “wbc japan darvish”, “japan wbc cap”
  • 03/27: “yu darvish” (6), “david wright” (3), “darvish sexy” (2), “ted lilly” (2)
  • 03/28: “david wright” (3)
  • 03/29: “yu darvish” (3), “yu darvish wbc” (2), “using amoral in a sentence”, “blake dewitt girlfriend”
  • 03/30: “david wright” (2), “amoral in a sentence”
  • 03/31: “david wright” (3), “david wright wallpaper”, “david wright and his girlfriend”

A few quick notes: I hate you, David Wright — I don’t care how many pageviews you’re netting us, I hate you … We are now the official top Google result for “potentially amoral”, so break out the Gatorade and party like mad … No, don’t actually do that … Hey hey, speaking of Ted Lilly, he’s getting the start against the Yankees in their exhibition game — I think it’s the first ever game between two Major League teams at the new stadium, and I actually think that his Cubs will win it … Fear the Terrible Ted Lilly Of The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death, people … Sorry this update is so late. I’m ScriptFrenzy-ing.

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’

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:

  • 03/11: 20
  • 03/12: 16
  • 03/13: 10
  • 03/14: 5
  • 03/15: 8
  • 03/16: 5
  • 03/17: 13

Search Engine Terms:

  • 03/11: (info unavailable — dammit, WordPress!)
  • 03/12: “pretty boston” (1)
  • 03/13: “wbc i love japan” (1), “cole hamels batting” (1)
  • 03/14: “does barry zito ex girlfriends” (1)
  • 03/15: “sexiest picture ever” (1), “barry zito’s girlfriends” (1)
  • 03/16: “philadelphia eagles tattoo” (1)
  • 03/17: “zito ex girlfriend” (2), “kevin mench” (1), “barry zito girlfriend” (1), “potentially amoral blog” (1)

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?




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