Weekend Express – Scores for 9/10/16

Today is 9/11. It’s the fifteenth anniversary of a horrible event in human history, not just American history. The scars of that day are still angry red and at times festering. A lot of times, wounds don’t heal the way we want them to. Sometimes, they never really heal at all. In life, whether personal or emotionally or physical, or in this case an attack on a country, there are times when no matter what we do, there is no healing from an event.

imageThe one thing that 9/11 taught me above all else is that no matter what we do, human beings will find a way to be in conflict. I am a peaceful person, everyone knows this. I avoid conflict as much as I can. I try to avoid anger inducing situations. I want people to be happy, to be at peace. Sometimes this is not possible. In fact, the older I get the more I realize this. It doesn’t stop me from trying, though. I can’t be what I’m not, and what I am at heart is an optimist. Yes, I’m the most depressed optimist you’ve ever met, but still. An optimist.

So, with a hopeful heart for our future, here are the scores for yesterday.

Phillies 0, Nationals 3

Mets 3, Braves 4 F/10

Indians 1, Twins 2 F/12

Brewers 1, Cardinals 5

Cubs 1, Astros 2

Rangers 8, Angels 5

Reds 8, Pirates 7

Royals 6, White Sox 5

Orioles 11, Tigers 3

Dodgers 5, Marlins 0

Giants 11, Diamondbacks 3

Rockies 3, Padres 6

Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 3

Mariners 14, Athletics 3 – I have to admit, every time I saw this score scrolling across the screen, I thought it was a college football score.

Rays 1, Yankees 5

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Express – Scores for 9/10/16

  1. Wel-l-l. yesterday I wrote that whereas it was nice for the Feesh to win a couple, I didn’t believe it betokened the first spasms of a turnaround. That very same evening, they went out and the Bums handed them their caudal peduncles, 5-0, and their eleventh shutout of the season. Dodgers young gun Rich Hill threw seven perfect innings before the Bums, worrying about a recurrence of the blister problem that has plagued him this season, lifted him for a reliever and Joe Banton promptly surrendered a single to…who else? Frenchy!

    The Feesh managed one more hit by Dee Gordon in the ninth. With his team’s honor preserved (until October 3rd, anyway) Tom Koehler, who like his predecessor Ricky Nolasco has scrambled stretches of brilliance (short stretches, anyway) with stretches of mediocrity seems to have begun an explosive new phase of the latter. Perhaps in anticipation of Wei-Yin Chen’s premature return from the DL, Koehler got raked for three home runs and four total runs in five innings. Joc Pedersen raked a fourth orf Brian Ellington in the seventh. And this, just as the impossible dream of clawing back to the postseason had been kindled in the Rainbow Warriors’ two chambered tickers.

    The loss dropped the punchless piscids back to 70-72, solidly third in the division (where I predicted they’d wind up back at the beginning of the season), with 20 games to play, 5.5 games back of the Cardinals for a playorf berth. Their elimination number for Ye Wylde carde is 12.5, and for a ticket home for some great camping and hiking ‘neath the October foliage – where they’ve spent October since the last vestiges of Dave Dombrowski’s influence dissipated and the terminal cheapskate bungling of Scrooge McLoria set in after 2003.

    Well, for me as for Stephen Dedalus, history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake, so today I’m going to try to shake orf my angst and go out fishing to see if I can hook the elusive Atlantic coelocanth (Latimeria macondoensis) or at least maybe a few lionfish.

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    • PS – this is the US Navy’s new multi-billion dollar super hi-tech stealth destroyer whose sensors and targeting systems are about as close as machinery can get to ESP, the USS Zumwalt:

      The name of the ship’s captain is – really, no fooling – James Kirk! You couldn’t have made that up.

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      • Yes the Zumwalt is a beautiful technological achievement, even if her captain’s name is James A Kirk not James T (Tiberius) Kirk.

        We human beings spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year not on achieving agricultural efficiencies, curing disease’s or how best to provide heated or as needed cooled shelter without turning the planet into a smoldering greenhouse, but on how best to kill each other.

        We all do that because we have to do it. We all have to do that because we all do do that. My, my aren’t we a clever species.

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