Thursday, October 07, 2010

ALDS Game 2 Thread: Rangers @ Rays, 11.30a

Wilson - S.H.I.E.L.D. Get it?

CJ Wilson (15-8, 3.35) vs. James Shields (13-15, 5.18).

COMMENTS: 35,474 folks came to Tropicana Field yesterday afternoon (Tampa time) to watch Game 1 of this series, which the Rays lost 5-1. So how many (or few) will be coming back to Catwalk City this afternoon? The agent of Shields would remind one that the Rays' starter is 2-2 in postseason play with a 2.88 ERA, while the Rangers will wade Wilson out to the mound as a postseason virgin. We'll see if Wilson is mercenary (with a mouth?), indeed.

42 comments:

Josh S. said...

I GET IT! (But you probably knew that.)

I would also have accepted something along the lines of this.

rbnlaw said...

Since when does Aquaman have a beard?

I mean hair on the face, beard. Not the other kind.

Steve Sax said...

I did think about the Falcon reference, especially given his close tie with Cap...I just got too enamored with using Wade as a verb to pass up the Deadpool reference.

Nice call, Josh S.!

rbnlaw said...

Here's why I ask: My son got a birthday card from his grandmother (my MIL) with a bunch of superheroes on it, including Aquaman (whom I have always been underwhelmed by) with a beard.

Is this some twisted attempt to buy Fish Boy some kind of street cred?

Josh S. said...

Blame the "grim and gritty" Nineties.

MR. F said...

Great post, Sax! A+ with extra credit!

Steve Sax said...

@Rbnlaw: Josh is right, the Aquaman reboots in the late 90s/early 00s had him bearded. And he lost his hand for a while, too.

Despite DC's efforts, it's hard to make a guy in an orange top look menacing or gritty.

(Just ask Pablo Sandoval.)

Josh S. said...

The Hobgoblin was pretty menacing, before they botched the hell out of his identity reveal.

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Steve Sax said...

Ned Leeds would agree.

MR. F said...

Which Hobgoblin, Josh S.?

rbnlaw said...

Thanks for the info, Sax. I always thought a guy who talks to fish had limited appeal, myself.

Josh S. said...

Original flavor, unrevealed identity version, Mr. F.

Not that Jack O'Lantern BS.

Spanky said...

*throws random beanball at ^

karina said...

CJ Wilson is sort of good looking

(I'm allowed to do that just for the profuse boobs commentary last night)

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw 10:16a: Hey, Aquaman can swim kinda fast, too.

And he makes a mean Spider Roll.

Josh S. said...

@Spanky: *charges mound with arms flailing*

rbnlaw said...

The Rays seem as uninterested in winning as their fans.

Spanky said...

*throws random beanball at ^

Josh S. said...

@rbn: Or, about as interested as we are in discussing the game.

Josh S. said...

HA HA! Zito got left off the NLDS roster in favor of Aaron "I have to poop, but I'll take my at-bat first" Rowand. You're telling me Bochy couldn't even use him out of the pen?

*dies laughing*

Josh S. said...

Mister Misty May just got plunked for the second time.

rbnlaw said...

That Kinsler fella is good at baseballing.

Josh S. said...

Michael Young, bishes.

Audible "Fuck yeah"s from the Rangers dugout on their radio broadcast.

Maddon tossed.

rbnlaw said...

@Josh: Word.

@Spanktopolis:

Why you little. . .
*sends scathing look while on the way to first, ala Mike Piazza*

Josh S. said...

For the record, I have nothing against the Rays, but I tend to root against the AL East.

rbnlaw said...

Micheal Young is also good at baseballing.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

Damn. I hate everything about Texas, including its baseball squadron. Bye bye Rays, thanks for playing.

Josh S. said...

Clearly, it is not 2008 all over again.

MR. F said...

Rays suck.

Steve Sax said...

Shit, the rangers are rolling the rays!

rbnlaw said...

Anyone else having a tough time caring about this shit?

MeanieBreanie said...

Happy for the Rangers and their fans. This has been a long time coming.

*sighs at the memories of sitting through countless games when the team truly sucked.

Spanky said...

*Throws random beantrout at ^

MeanieBreanie said...

^Always one to try to provoke a fight. I'm so not going there today.

Josh S. said...

@rbn: Even the Rangers radio guys don't seem all that excited.

rbnlaw said...

Elvis did not leave the building.

Just one hit for the Rays? Didn't they win their division and shit?

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
I didn't mean that to sound so harsh. I'm just having a really bad day :(

Josh S. said...

Yep, this game sure is still on.

Spanky said...

@ MB

That's O.K. It is kinda true

@ Everyone

I'm just bored and lame as fuck

They were random though HaHa!

Josh S. said...

Dunzo. Movin' on up to the punless Pavano thread.

Spanky said...

Tejas is on the brink of madness


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