The history of shouting “Freebird” . This is such a pretty song. Skip to that guitar solo at the 7 minute mark if you are short on time. Damn. All those pretty people in the crowd are in their 60s now. Damn.
Tigers 5-Nationals 4. Los Tigeritos end their 7 game losing streak. I read that on MLB.com and I had to look it up myself. I didn’t realize the Tigers were on a bender. Great play:
Have I mentioned recently how much I love Statcast? I wish I could have it live at the game.
Yankees 10-Royals 7. The Yankees have scored their run allotment for the week. Shot their load at one time. But they still get paid.
Brewers 10-Marlins 2. Old Gator will probably have a recap soon, but in summary, Conley pooped the bed and his defense did him no favors. This game was the baseball version of melanosis coli.
Red Sox 13-A’s 5. Uh, are you even trying, Oakland? Manaea (fuck that was hard to type) gave up 8 runs in 2 2/3 innings. No soup for you.
Phillies 3-Atlanta 2. Maikel Franco, my man. Three hits for him.
Rangers 13-White Sox 11. Rain delay game may have affected the pitchers? I don’t know I didn’t watch this game. I’m just making stuff up now. Anybody know what happened here? Offense just kind of went cray cray.
Cubs 8-Padres 7. Speaking of cray cray. These Cubs are on another level. I am working on a post about how seriously amazing this team is. It’s not a joke anymore. Well, of course I’ll joke, hello. But this team is reaching rarefied air with crazy stats. Of course, like Theo said the other day, they will have to run into a rough patch at some point in the season. Right? Right? Uh, who knows. Like I say, the pendulum always swings back, but the Cubs may defy physics. You saw that homer Rizzo hit off the flag the other day? That was insane. Right now, everything is clicking.
I think the bandwagon has a lot of room. I picked a good year to visit Wrigley Field for the first time. Even my daughter knows their team colors: “They wear blue and red, mommy.” She and I have never discussed this. She’s 7. Apparently, she discussed this with a boy at school. One of them is a Cubs fan. Cute kid, plays little league, likes LEGOs. I remember seeing a drawing he did of himself in a Cubs uni. I teased him. “What about the Rays?” “I like them too!” 🙂
Zobrist went 4 for 4 because of course he did. He went up to bat 4 times. He got 4 hits. Logic.
I was born a ramblin’ woman. I don’t know if Zobrist rambles.
Mariners 6-Rays 4. My boys tried to come back, they did. I saw the effort, the heart. Nelson Cruz made a great play on what could have tied the game. They had good at bats. Sometimes, the other team just beats you. You tip your cap, raise your glass in toast, and move on. Today is another day.
Arizona 5-Colorado 1. De La Rosa shut down the Rockies. Colorado responds by getting high.
This song is hot.
Cleveland 4 – Astros 0. The ‘stros played like tush.
Okay, I’m tired of this. You guys, finish it off. I have places to be, people to do. 🙂
Edit: Professormaddog31 mentioned it in her tasty Midnight Snack but I want to make sure EVERYONE knows! Aaron Gleeman was hired by Baseball Prospectus. I am so thrilled for him. I love their analysis. The web site teaches me so much, it is ridiculous. The math can get trippy, but I learn. I am a subscriber. I squealed when professor shared the news with us yesterday. Every cent, well spent. You don’t have to subscribe to get a lot of their content, but you get more if you do. Click on over to Baseball Prospectus and give him some love!
Hardballtalk? Nah. Something bigger, something better.