It was an unusual day. I was able to come home for a two hour lunch which meant afternoon delight for me. Baseball! My boys were playing the Feesh.
I don’t think they were talking about sneaking in a baseball game in the middle of the afternoon.
It was cool though. Odorizzi got his first major league hit because he plays in the league that prizes its pitchers and wants to keep them from hurting themselves doing stupid pointless things like hitting and running. Oh, yeah, and the one that is likelier to give you an outcome other than an out. Shockingly, Odor did not make an out and he was super thrilled. I was too, like I would be if my 4 year old got a single. Soooooo cute! Look at the big boy! He looks so unsure holding that bat. Did he gulp before the pitch?
He got a hit all by hisself. Momma is soo proud of her little baby. Oh, yeah, it’s brilliant strategy that us dumb dumb American Leaguers just can’t understand. That double switch when your pitcher is throwing a gem. It’s awesome. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen one. I can’t wait to get back to playing in our own league. The Rats manage to salvage a game in Dirty Miami, 4-3. Ichiro, Stanton, Fernandez, and Ozuna make that team watchable. Any fan of this team–I pray for you. Loria is a piece of shit.
Bienvenido a Miami. I never seen so many Dominican women with cinnamon tans, mira, this is the plan…
I would never live in Miami. Don’t get me wrong. I have an awesome time when I go. Dancing, drinking. It’s New York City with palm trees and pretty beaches. I prefer my laid back west coast bay, less polished, rough around the edges. I would take ugly Tropicana over that hideous vomitus that is Tommy in centerfield at Marlins Park. Nobody sings songs about my bay, probably because Tampa sounds like a feminine product. I asked when I first moved here, are natives called ‘Tampons’? No, I was told. Clearwater sounds nice though. Agua clara, conjures up pleasant images.
Oh, I was wrong! They do sing songs about Tampa Bay! I found this little gem…
“Tampa Bay gonna make you go down down down”… I am dying laughing.
I sometimes go into Youtube wormholes. I found this old story about a Marlins and Cubs fan. I never saw it before. This is cool.
Is Miami fan single? He’s cute.
Wow, I have really digressed. Let’s see what the Cubs did. Wow! Cubs 12-Cardinals 3.
Another smack down. Pirates 12-D’backs 1. Polanco drove in a career high 5 runners. “I’d like to thank my teammates from placing me in a position to drive in 5 runners. I could not have done it without their help.” I don’t know if he said that, but that would be my quote if I did that.
Nationals 7-Mets 4.Strasburg vs Harvey Part Deux. Strasburg 2, Harvey 0, although Strasburg doesn’t know how many outs are in an inning. Three.
Also, oh what catch!
Yankees 6-Blue Jays 0. The Yanks are back at .500 for the first time in a month.
Red Sox 8-Rockies 3. Has anyone noticed that Jackie Bradley Jr. has a 28 game hit streak? Just me?
Brewers 2-Braves 1.Scooter Gennett did something.
Tigers 3-Phillies 1. Verlander looking vintage, although the Phillies can’t hit worth a damn.
Mariners 6-A’s 5. I was up late watching this one. It was a rough loss for Oakland. They had the game. At one point, up 5-2. Then the Mariners mounted a comeback and walked off with the win on a 2 run Leonys Martin HR. Remember when you guys were in St. Pete and mounted a Valencia led comeback a couple of Sundays ago? Yeah, it sucks doesn’t it? I empathize.
This was one of my dad’s favorite bands. The Dodgers were his favorite team. Today would have been his 68th birthday.
Giants 8-Padres 2. I still haven’t figured out what kind of shark he is..
Rangers 4-Angels 1. Mazara provides the bulk of the offense.
Astros 3-Orioles 2 (13). Astros walk off, Correa broke slump.
Cleveland 6, White Sox 2. A flaw. He’s not perfect. Chris Sale gave up 6 runs in 3 1/3 innings.
I need to sleep a little bit before work.
And this one too, so many pretty songs.