2 Redneck SP's combine for 13 IP, 1 win and and a combined ERA of around 3.40.
Mon 5 Apr, 2010 03:11 pm
Boy, can my team walk!!!!
Mon 5 Apr, 2010 04:52 pm
Speaking of Walks...
As a total aside, I posted a bit of trash talk today aimed at Alex. I mentioned that the 'Necks would triumph this week. It would be a "cake walk." Off to my very old dictionary to find out more.
The definition given was "A promenade or march, of American Negro origin, in which the couples performing the most intricate or eccentric steps receive cakes as prizes."
As a lad, for about 10 years, our family would trek from VA to northern WI where the grandfolks were. Two days of driving and in each direction we would stay in Sandusky, OH. And it turned out that in that then small town, on the town square, they had cake walks every weekend.
It was kind of like musical chairs without the physicality. The music would play and folks would step from numbered square to the next one until the music stopped. And then a number would be drawn out of a hat and if it matched where you were standing: you won a cake.
We never won but it beats the hell out of the wine & cheese/silent auction ordeals that I have to endure on a regular basis.
So we are off and running for a long season. Please feel free to post drivel here. I think the prospect of that is why most of us play.
Pretty cool, right? Too bad you gotta pay to keep it all season.
Yeah, but at least it looks as if real-time scoring is a freebie again this year ... that used to be a pay-per-view thing too.
Fri 9 Apr, 2010 12:03 pm
Sorry I have been less then active guys. Things have gotten pretty tough here in the last week or so. On top of that last night I was in a gas station robbery that went wrong. Ended up with the muzzle of the robber's pistol in my face with the hammer banging down three times. Thankfully he forgot to load his weapon and ran out of the store when he realized what had happened.
Joe West, an umpire in MLB for 32 years, lashed out at the Red Sox and Yankees, describing them as "...a disgrace to baseball."
His grumpiness came after the teams played a game on Sunday that lasted almost 4 hours. That is about an hour longer than the average game.
West claims these 2 teams deliberately stall the pace of the game despite the umps' efforts to speed things up.
Baseball writers point out that the Sox and Yankees are strong hitting teams. Lots of sluggers. It works for them to keep opposing pitchers on the mound for as long as possible where they might get cold. They step out of batting box after almost every pitch and stare at the base coach for as long as possible.
MLB execs are not too happy with West, to say the least.
Fri 9 Apr, 2010 05:06 pm
Horrible ordeal, Seed. Gulp!!
But sometimes inactivity pays. You benched Evil Men's Marquis and Maholm, they played lousy and you are defeating the mighty Galatasaray Spor Kulub.