He Said, She Said – Scores and Updates for 4/26/18

cardi b eeooowProf: This has been an interesting week for me, an emotional roller coaster in many ways. The biggest had to do with one of my lifelong interests and kind-of hobby, which is true crime discussion and armchair sleuthing. I don’t do the creepy stuff, but I do try to brainstorm on different things. This week, two of the biggest mysteries in the community were solved – the fate of two teen girls who mysteriously went missing over twenty years ago, and we finally learned the identity of a serial killer who terrorized California for over forty years. The last was probably one of my greatest obsessions, trying to find out who this villain was who killed at least 12 people and assaulted over 50 others. This dude was my personal boogeyman, whose crimes and voice (for a few of his creepy prank calls to living assault victims were recorded) scared me and kept me up many nights. But he’s behind bars, as well as the murderer of the two teen girls. Dozens of families finally will see justice, and that makes me very happy. I hope the weekend is as great for you as it will be for those families and survivors.

Mariners 5, Spiders 4Prof: Corey’s Brother did work. Yes, Kyle Seager hit a double to break a tie and that made all the difference in last night’s game. The Magical Land of Cleve sure do miss the services of Andrew Miller.

Rays 9, Orioles 5Scouts: Oh Bundy, not you too!  You were supposed to be our one shining light!  I had to run out to the store last night to do some last minute food shopping, and when I got into the car, the radio was already set to the local sports radio station, and I got in just in time to hear Chris Davis strike out for the second time of the game.  Davis is now batting .174 with a OPS of .535.  Machado continues to improve his eventual trade value and I am here in April and I already find myself finding other things to watch.  The O’s are currently riding a 5 game losing streak and have won just a single game in their last 9.  They now have the third worst record in the league and are an astonishing 13.5 games out of first place.

White Sox 6, Royals 3Scouts: The 5-16 White Sox faced off against the 5-17 Royals in a match of epic proportions.  Chicago lit it up with 5 homers and the Royals are still looking for their second home win of the season.


Tigers 0, Pirates 1Scouts: Wow, what a classic game.  0-0 in the bottom of the 9th, Corey Dickerson walked it off for the first time in his career.  Ian Nova gave up just 6 hits over 8 innings, and Michael Fulmer gave up 4 over 6 strong.


christian-bale-and-kermit-the-frogBraves 7, Reds 4Prof: WE ARE NEVER LOSING AGAIN! ACUÑA SEASON, BITCHES! Oh, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Of course, we’ll lose. Eventually. But right now let me glory in the light of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the youngest players in MLB and the future of Atlanta baseball. RAJ and Albies both homered and had a combined five ribbies to rise above the hot bat of Joey Votto and the otherwise awful Reds. Man, I am loving the way that RAJ, Albies, Dansby, Ender, and FF5 all work together. It’s beautiful, man. I could cry.


Twins 3, Yankees 4Prof: A sad sweep of Happy’s Boys. The saddest part? It didn’t have to be this way. The horror started in the seventh inning, when the Yankees got one run in. Minnesota still had a fighting chance, up by two runs. But then… Fernando Rodney happened. A three run bomb in the ninth inning put New York over the top and ended any chance of a split series for the Twins.


snowmanDiamondbacks 8, Phillies 2 – Prof: Do you want to build a snowman? The Gritty Snakes want to build a snowman. And so they did, hanging eight runs on a lackluster Phillies team. Three different home runs. David Peralta went 2-3 and Paul Goldschmidt went 3-5.

Here is a gritty snowman. I hope you enjoy it.

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4Scouts: J.D. Martinez made good with both the glove and the bat, and was the big difference maker in this one.  Toronto who didn’t really have very high expectations this year is battling an insanely tough division very well and are currently 4 games above .500.

Brewers 0, Cubs 1Scouts: Kyle Schwarber was the sole source of offense in this one with a solo shot in the 6th.

Mets 3, Cardinals 4 F/13Prof: I didn’t watch this game, so I don’t know why Mickey Callaway pulled Thor in the seventh (I’m going to assume it’s because he gave up a hit, but he had gone scoreless before then and the Mets were still ahead). But despite the efforts of Robert Gsellman and his 1.93 ERA, and Familia and his exact same ERA, the Mets bullpen blew the lead hardcore and the Birds on the Bat pushed it into extras. I mean, really, the Mets bullpen blew it three times; once in regulation, once in the 10th inning after New York had scored on A WALK, and then the dagger in the heart of Dexter Fowler hitting a walk-off double in the bottom of the 13th. Sad. That’s sad. Thor should strike them all with lightning.


14 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Updates for 4/26/18

  1. I saw the guy who caught RAJ’s home run ball getting dragged on Twitter a bit yesterday, but I’m not sure what for; anyone know if it was just because of the way he reacted to catching the ball, or was it something more?

    Nats were off yesterday, and entertain the gritty snakes this weekend. Strasburg, Corbin, and Robbie Ray are all scheduled to pitch, but none of them will face each other.

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    1. I know. One influencal member of Braves Family in Twitter had a negative reaction because they though the guy was “holding the ball hostage” instead of giving it to RAJ. Turns out he just wanted to ask the Braves if he could meet RAJ and give him the ball in person and get a photo. I hate folks sometimes.

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        1. The police are not giving her credit at all. Patton Oswalt, had a couple of writers finish her book posthumously, and between them and the publisher, I totally thought they would give her credit. They still might, so I digress.

          The East is gonna be a fucking beast this year. Tampa, 7 in a row, Sox, similar, the Borg? Murderers row. Toronto? Could be dangerous, Orioles? If they give up Manny? To a division rival? Sorry Scouts, but let me go out on a fucking limb and say “maybe not the best look. ”

          Miss you all!

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      1. How you doing my friend?
        Everything copacetic? I hope so, you’re deserving of a couple karmic ripples about now.

        If you are of the religious type, then blonde, blue eyed American Jesus is fucking looking out for you.

        Karma for me is that they are renaming Yawkee way.

        We’re getting rid of our racist shits piece by piece, slow but sure. Miss you and thanks for still doing what you do. Plus, you’ve gotta be jazzed about Cosby!

        Like most narcissistic, sociopathic predators, he admitted to it on his “Grammy winning ” albums.

        Forest Trump gave up his deal on Fox news. A couple more months of fucking madness, and I will be able to spend more time rooting for the Sox, and less time calling every congress person who needs to vote to keep us from dying in the streets like fucking Ayn Rand.

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        1. Forgot to add, Fleetwood Mac, are going on tour in a couple months. Without Lyndsey Buckingham, after all the guitarist receive my gifts, I may move up to top 600. Wish me luck!


        2. Hiya Slappy. I miss your wild, unhinged rants. Lol I’m ok. A lot to get into and I doubt you are that interested haha. But yes, totes psyched about people getting justice

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      2. Did you just say that I don’t care about one of the finest writing people’s that I love? Does slappymcknucklepunch have to choke a bitch?


  2. It has not been a sweet week. By winning two games out on the sunset side, the Feesh have damaged their chances of setting an alltime low attendance record (I think the St. Louis Browns hold it now), violating their lease and moving the team to Cleveland. But seriously folks, what happened in Los Gomorrah this week was merely what quantum physicists call an “anomaly,” like a cluster of dark matter suddenly detected billions of light years away that sends the eggheads running for their Nobel Prizes. Statistically, it pretty much had to happen. Of course, when you know Clayton Kershaw has such a hip, beautiful wife and a castle on the Palisades to go home to after a bad game, you don’t need to feel all that sorry for him.

    Anyway, I woke up this morning more or less synced with EST again (Eastern Standard Time, that is – Werner Erhard has nothing to do with it). I felt the distant gravitational pull of European cuisine, though, so here’s what I made myself for breakfast: an avocado and asparagus omelet with a goat’s cream, grated low fat imported Parmesan and imported Camembert cheese sauce. Took me all of twenty minutes from the time I opened the fridge door until I was able to burp contentedly. Here’s the ticket:

    Cut five medium to large spears of asparagus into four pieces, throwing out the bottom-most piece. Saute gently in a mix of 1 tablespoon imported Italian butter (we want that south European A2 milkfat, not the toxic A1 garbage our cows secrete for spite), a splash of cocnout oil and a splash of toasted sesame oil.

    Meanwhile in a small saucepan melt a tablespoon of said Italian butter, and saute over a low-medium flame about a quarter cup of finely diced onion, a half dozen grated small garlic cloves and a tablespoon of finely chopped parsley. After a few minutes pour in 1/2 cup of goat milk and bring gradually to a bubble, then add 1/2 cup of the grated Parmesan and a tablespoon of the Camembert, chopped or separated into small bits. Stir until the cheese is completely melted, bring back to a gentle bubble and cook uncovered for a few minutes until slightly reduced and thickened. Add the sauteed asparagus, including its oils, and cover, simmering over very low heat.

    Whip up two large pastured eggs (not “free range” or “cage free,” two hugely bullshit American marketing terms which are essentially meaningless) with a dash of salt, pepper, a splash of goat’s milk and a teaspoon of turmeric. Cook the omelet in the same frying pan (preferably ceramic so you’re not blowing holes in your gut with loose molecules of Teflon) you used to saute the asparagus, which ought still to be coated with a nice film of the butter and oils you used. Slice one half a Haas avocado into this pieces and lay them randomly across one half of the omelet as it sets in the pan.

    Once the omelet is set, pour the sauce and asparagus mixture over the half with the avocado. Flip the other half over to achieve that coveted half-moon shape. Cover and let set for a few moments to cool and for the flavors to shake hands. Serve and enjoy with a steaming cup of shade-grown-in-volcanic-soil Galapagos islands coffee.

    Mad Chef, you listening out there? You haven’t choked on a quail bone or anything, have you?


    1. Coda: Feesh were back to normal last night, imploding for no runs and five hits, never moving a runner past second, against the Rocky Mountain Oysters. Martin Prado returned to inaction after most of a year recovering from what had to be the worst minor hamstring injury on record. A wasted effort by Jose Urethra.

      The big question now is, how much longer will the humiliation and torture of Lewis Brinson continue? This guy needs to be eating beignets, ogling hot octaroon nannies and sipping French coffee in the big easy while working on his stroke…er…swing in his spare time. It’s almost to painful to watch at this point.

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  3. I’m trying to remember who the Twins were before coming to Minnesota. Was it the Washington Senators or the Washington Generals? Twins vs Yankees is beginning to take on the makings of a good cartoon series. Bugs would probably look good in pinstripes and there’s something Minnesota about Elmer Fudd.

    In semi defense of Rodney, the first hitter got on because of a throwing error by the Twins Designated Sexual Assailant, and the second guy got on with grounder so weakly hit it took too long to get to the shortstop for a throw to first and he couldn’t throw to second because the Designated Sexual Assailant’s throwing error had already given him second.

    My property is now entirely snow free, but my neighbor still has a pile in a shaded error that hasn’t made it all the way into the ground yet. I’m not sure if I should be gloating or depressed.


    1. My dear friend, always, Fucking always gloat! It’s those 15 minutes of superiority a year that gets me through the season. That and the milk of human kindness.

      Apropos of nothing, I gave up on humanity, but I do have a couple hamsters I milk, but that’s kinda personal, and I don’t want to get into it now.


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