Friday, October 09, 2009

Improbability

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27 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Confirming that there nads, damn nads, and statistics.

rbnlaw said...

Answer sent.

rbnlaw said...

Oh, good Twain paraphrase DB.

Steve Sax said...

Wasn't Clemens a Missouri native? He'd probably be a St Louis fan.

Dusty Baker said...

Some stuff on Clemens and baseball on the internets:

http://www.twainquotes.com/TwainBaseball.html

Mr. Customer said...

23 hours later, my mind is still blown.

Dusty Baker said...

Melky - Dumbest. Name. Ever.

We now return you to the "Improbability" thread.

Josh S. said...

@DB: Lastings?

Erin said...

Looks like our mainstream media love is over, if it ever really existed. Teixeira just hit a walkoff homer for the Yuckees in the twelfth inning, so that will be the new story, though it certainly lacks most of the drama of the Dodgers game.

5683RJM said...

Amazing, just amazing!

Dusty Baker said...

Here comes the MSMediagasm for Yank-mes.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Josh

Lastings Milledge is actually kinda neat, in a British Ambassador to the Virgin Islands sounding kind of way.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Er, I mean from the VI.

Dusty Baker said...

TV just caught a shot of an Angels fan pretending to go down on a thunderstick. Did not make for good TV. Can't imagine the context.

Dusty Baker said...

Pierre update:

Still sulking.

http://mattkemp.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/10/were-loose-the-pressure-is-on-them.html

Josh S. said...

Story on MLB Tonight was all about how the Cards are losing this series, not how the Dodgers are winning it, besides the towels being mentioned AGAIN like it's a factual statement, Greg Amsinger had this gem:

"Cardinals sent Carpenter, then Wainwright. Not their fault, but the Cardinals are down 0-2.

WHAT?! CARPENTER WAS THE LOSING PITCHER GODDAMMIT!!

Even the brief soundbites from Blake and Kemp were talking about how the Cardinals are a great team and have great fans.

And I actually thought MLB Network had pretty balanced coverage during the regular season. They've lost their minds with fewer teams to talk about.

Josh S. said...

Whoops. Accidental run-on there. Pretend there's a period instead of a comma before "besides".

rbnlaw said...

The Texiera walk-off would have been a double in most city-park softball fields, let alone major league stadiums. I was disgusted watching the Yank-off game. Disgusted and unimpressed at the same time. Their bullpen has holes.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, your comments re MLB Network were the first thing I read when I woke up this morning. I'm going back to bed.

rbnlaw said...

I was glad to see the Lost Angels go up 2-0 on the BoTox. I just wonder why Angel fans aren't as happy for the Dodgers?

rbn softball update: The Sept/Oct rbn still in effect. 4 for 4; HR awar from the cycle (2nd week in a row); 7 RBI, 4 runs scored (we scored 19 as a team); slow-pitch softball is great for massaging the egos of 47-year-old men.

rbnlaw said...

DB,
What? No hangover?
Are you sure you're in SF?

rbnlaw said...

Fillies announce Pedro Martinez to start game 3 vs. Rox. Curious.

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

This Kirk Gibson knee I have going (that would be "kneee" to Neeebs, I guess) reached up and bit me after the drive up, so I ended up staying close to the hotel. Had several sherberts at a nearby wine bar and dragged some Anchor Steam to the room and watched the 2nd game last night in my lounging clothes.

Don't even know if I'll be available to pinch hit tonight at this rate.

Dusty Baker said...

"slow-pitch softball is great for massaging the egos of 47-year-old men."

It's kind of the driving range effect, where one can just crush the fuck out of a golf ball, watching it majestically sail over the rusty old Toyota truck randomly placed in the middle of the range.

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of Angels, can someone please tell me the Nick Adenhart story 967,732 more times? Cause I just don't know about it or get it yet. Maybe a gratuitous shot of his jersey the square root of 2,025 times would help me understand better.

rbnlaw said...

DB, Being in SF and being able to walk is like a visit to the bakery when you have a cold. Or being the owner of a liquor store and Mormon.

Either way, it's a damn shame.

Yes, slow-pitch allows me to live out my dreams of baseball glory unrequited since I was 12. Apparently I'm not alone.

Get your sis-in-law to drag you to the Toronado. They'll have the games on fo-sho.

rbnlaw said...

*not being able to walk.