Hey, another first for me. I’m the featured blog this uh…day? Week? Arbitrary amount of time? Anyway, thanks to whomever picks that stuff, that’s awesome! Oh the pressure…
I’ve got baseball on the brain, but at the same time I’m trying not to spend too much time and effort over analyzing every little thing about today’s game. So instead I revisisited one of my favorite baseball sites, Flip Flop Fly Ball to see what latest and greatest graphs and charts were available to peruse. And much to my delight, there was a bobblehead chart! Check it.
It’s too soon to brag and too soon to complain, but WE’RE #1 and we lost our first series of the year and of course it was to the Dodgers.
I was supposed to watch the game with my sister-in-law’s husband, but we thought it started later than it did and we ended up tuning in just in time to watch Ramirez break out one run lead by hitting it out of the park. Gah. That’s okay, we’ve got 15 more games with them to prove we’re better and to get ’em back for breaking Rowands face. Ouch!
I’ve been out of town since April, so I can’t say I’ve watched much baseball. Actually, last week I was in Canada for a work trade show, and the convention center was right next to Rogers Centre. Had I known, I might have shot for some Jays tickets to pass the time, but instead I watched the Jays go back and forth with the Sox in the local tavern every night, which was pretty fun. That Ricky Romero is a heck of a pitcher!
Speaking of fun, it’s interesting to get an opportunity to wear your team’s logo when you’re a stranger in a strange land. Wear a Giants sweatshirt wear I live and you blend right in, wear one in Toronto and you get some staring. No one tried to punch me or anything, though someone at airport security jokingly (I think) wanted to downgrade my ticket for the return flight home.
16-6 (but who cares!).
I don’t really know the guy I mentioned before who is the White Sox fan, but I listen to his podcast enough to where I feel good about his team losing to mine anyway. I’ve traded a few e-mails back and forth with Jimmy Mac, co-host of the kick-assiest (totally a word) Star Wars podcast ever, The Forcecast, and I’m his best “not real” friend on Facebook too, so I make sure I post Giants vs White Sox scores on his wall. It makes me feel good inside, even if he probably doesn’t give a crud.
What does this have to do with anything? Nothing really, other than A) It’s cool that there’s a baseball fanatic out there who’s also a geek and B) A win is more fun when you can rub it in someone’s face.
Is that so wrong?
White Sox? Check. Cubs? Check. We’ve officially fake-beat Chicago.
7-1. And the Panda finally came through with a home run! Bases loaded too! Maybe he was just waiting for the perfect moment? Odd that for both the Cubs and the White Sox, we beat ’em with five runs in one inning.
6-1 for the make-believe Cactus League. I was worried there for a second that I wasn’t going to be able to rub a win into a White Sox fan’s face that I know, but luckily they pulled together in the eighth for five runs! Thank you Jhonny Nunez for your pitching.
Seems like the trend is to start off slow and score later. I guess that’s a good thing. Better than starting off strong and petering out.
First game for DeRosa. Got a single. Everyone seems to be expecting a lot from him, probably out of desperation that someone will get us on base. Hope he can live up to it.
Whew, seemed close there for a second, but they took it with an extra inning. I’ve got a co-worker who’s a Dodgers fan, so of course I posted the score on her workstation. It’s the little things in life…!
Now if only they’d beat the White Sox today too, I’ve got someone else who’s face I can rub it in!