Monday, April 27, 2009

Cleaning can be fun.

I had to work the conference so unable to watch the game....but I promised Sean that I'd post a picture of the game's score. As you can see in the background...the Sox won 4-1...thereby making a sweep of the series.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

So does God listen when both pitchers pray?

Tonight we have Andy vs Justin
Andy who has had his share of issues and problems....let alone the rumors of his alleged affair(s)...but the admission of using HGH...being tight with Clemens who obviously doesn't know the truth if it hit him in the face. Andy is a somber dude. I've rarely seen him smile...but that may be due to the Yankees not winning much lately. So I won't judge.

And then there's Justin
son of a missionary. Heck Justin was born in Jamaica while his father was a missionary. Justin professes his religion and Papelbon admits he can't recall ever hearing a curse word come out of Masterson's mouth. Newly married. Always seems to be jovial.

So when you have both pitchers professing to be a christian....who does God listen to?

Or is it really a test of wills and ability?

**and thanks SG crew for inspiring me for today's post. Check back later for a recap of the game's score.

Sweep or Mop...Game Three Tonight

OH and I forgot...Beckett was on the mound last night although I think he just wasn't into the can see that look of disgust on his face saying "Man I should be at Daisy's hooking up with some new hot chick now that Whitney's out of the picture instead of playing this game"

I KEEEEEEEEED I KEEEEEEEEEEED.....JP was extremely displeased with himself and his pitching. But

WE Won...that's all that matters.

Game Three tonight. ESPN. Be there or Be

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Can't Get Enough??? Nawwwwwwwwwww

Imagine my dismay...when after running all my errands today...early so I can get home in time to sit and watch JPB make mulch of those androids in New York.....I turn on the tv and flipping through to the FOX channel, I see they have chosen in their wisdom The Cubs vs Cardinals game for Austin to watch.

THE CUBS??? vs The CARDS??? Then I find out my friend to the north of me in Arlington (Bickley) is getting the game on FOX. I resort to GAMEDAY and watch figures score, strike out and pitch. I get on SG and find out DP, who is in Texas on tour with the band he plays for, has arrived at his hotel and has settled in to watch the game on Nacogdoches, Texas...while still here in Austin...I'm watching figures on Game Day.

But let's just go to the Bottom Line....the picture above. I don't even need to explain.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Enough Said

Pedie is a dream in fielding. JayBay's homerun was sweetness. Youk is a beast. Walk Off is what we wanted.

Oh and Ramirez got the Win.

**picture taken by me with my Instinct of tv screen
No not THAT Ramirez.

Tell me I throw like a Girl...NOW

12 Year Old Mackenzie Brown pitches a perfect game in Bayonne Little League New Jersey. Here are some highlights from the last inning.

Oh yeah...Mackenzie's a girl!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Live Blog of the GAME BY CYN!!!

I'm at work and too busy to do this...but join me as I dodge in and out of posting on Cyn's Live Blog of the game today!!! Doubleheader due to the rain-out yesterday.

Wake's on the mound at 12:30pm EST!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tradition, Sports, Family

Trifecta today...or actually Quadfecta or perhaps that should read Quatretfecta: Boston Marathon, NBA Finals between the Bulls and Celtics, the Red Sox playing at 11am(due to the Marathon), and lest we not forget the Bruins vs the Canadiens and all this on Patriot's Day.

Justin Masterson vs. Mark Hendrickson, otherwise known as the Goliath vs Goliath Game

The numbers really speak for themselves:
Red Sox had 39 ABs, 15 Hits, 8 men K's
Orioles had 31 ABs, 5 Hits, 4 men K's
2 DPs by the trio of: Green, Pedroia and Youkilis
Ending Score: 12-1 Red Sox on top.

And yet tradition doesn't stop with this glorious day that's celebrated by New England......the picture speaks for itself

Sunday, April 19, 2009

This game was brought to you by the Lester "K"

7 Shut-Out Innings. 9 Orioles Struck Out. Only 4 hits. **pic courtesy of Boston Globe

If anyone was worrying if Lester wasn't here to win...they should put those worries aside after today's game. Not that I think Lester is our savior and taking us to October like many do....but I do think after this game, it's given me reason to pause. And breathe. Cos I need to after that excruciating 9th inning by Saito. Don't get me wrong....I was glad to see no runs scored in the 8th on Ramirez...but Saito allowing 2 men on base in the 9th nearly made me wish I had asthma so I could at least have some instrument to assist in my breathing spasms I was having.

I posted on SG...."CLOSERS are supposed to close the game not LOSE the game" You know there is only one letter difference in those words....coincidence?? Naw...this is baseball. There are NO coincidences in baseball.

And shortly after my post, with Scott's fly-out to right field assisting in the 2nd out....I only had to be concerned with Zaun pinch-hitting skills...which I WAS CONCERNED.

Zaun tried but got whiffed out by the last pitch and struck out looking on a 80mph curveball marking this Saito's 1st SAVE for the Red Sox!!! WoooooooooooooooooooooooT.

There is one letter that stood out today. "K"

**oh and don't tell Nancy but I think I found my new fav player:
**pic courtesy of KellyO from her site at

Execution is a good thing

It's no coincidence that Beckett uses the term "execute" when discussion of his pitching status arises. Quite frankly, I can't think of any other word that better fits his personality knowing his other passion which involves a form of executing. I mean if anything tells you how much this Texas boy loves his hunting...this direct quote from Beckett back after he'd just won the 2003 World Series and MVP award will:

''Not to say that winning the world championship is not a big thing but like we just -- we don't have a game tomorrow,'' Beckett said Saturday. ''It's kind of a relief to go deer hunting now.''

Beckett won the 2002 Muy Grande in Texas which is an award for shooting the largest deer during the Texas hunting season. The 14-point buck that Beckett shot weighed 245 pounds.*picture from Josh's Herradura Ranch website.

JPB then went on to play for the Marlins in 2003 winning the WS MVP! He was on a roll...even then JPB was spouting off cocky sayings. In an article back then, his dad quoted one of Josh's favorite phrases "Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you. '' Or maybe Josh was talking about the deer? I dunno but I love me some Beckett and his attitude.

Back back to executions...some people think Beckett don't think he gives the batters enough credit for just being "that" good.

But it's like one of the Globe's readers and posters VAGrunt said to this fact in today's paper " If you remember back to the days of Pedro, when he did execute his pitches he was nearly unhittable. And Pedro knew that. If he gave up any hits, it was his mistake. Pedro once said "I'm a bad man." And you know what, everybody already knew it. So when I hear Beckett saying hits are due to his lack of execution, well I'm inclined to believe him. He's no Pedro but he comes as close as the Sox have had in some time"

WELL....I don't know about that LAST sentence...but I do think VA hits the ball on the seam executing my point exactly.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Beckett for President

Yes, I am aware I have not kept up my promise to post at least twice a week. But it's not the first promise I've broken so don't go hating on me yet. I'm lagging somewhat behind in my baseball following this year. Just alot on my plate and I figure I can get my updates on a daily basis on Cyn's and Ted's blog as well as the SG chat room.

Today, JPB steps back on the mound after his suspension he received during the Angel's game. There has been alot of discussion whether or not it was warranted..but bottom line is Josh stepped towards the plate and he should have kept his angry little ass on the rubber. But hindsight's always better than foresight. Let's just hope that this game gets Beckett's sights focused on getting more of the above picture...which I think I found off of Boston Globe.

First game of the year that I get to actually watch Beckett pitch and I'm alittle giddy....yes I said GIDDY. Let's go Texas us PROUD.

And if Texas EVER does secede from the union....I'm voting for Beckett for President.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

7 Innings, 10 K's, ERA 1.29 Nuff Said.

"It was good, it was big," said Beckett. "Pedey got me on the board in the first inning. I had a lot of adrenaline. If anything, it let me calm down a little bit with the home run. You go out there and don't really feel like you have to be that perfect in the second. It was one of those days where I had to control myself as far as adrenaline. When Pedey hit that home run, it helped me
where I had to control myself as far as adrenaline. When Pedey hit that home run, it helped me bring things down a little bit."

NOW..I don't know about you but when one of the boys hits a homer especially on Opening adrenaline gets pumping...NOT slowing down.

I missed the game but I'm good

cos Beckett's good...he's DAMN GOOD.