I wish I had fewer occasions to use this image.
Damn you, Wrong Sox! Damn you! Damn you and your bloody impenetrable pitching and your stupid effective bullpen that gets all kinds of rest because like all your starters are throwing complete games every other game. Damn you and your sweep, and your pinstriped home uniforms which is a bad sign if I ever saw one because we ALL know that pinstripes are a sign of evil, and your stupid sucky park with those stupid and completely inexplicable colored pinwheels everywhere.
If Pablo Ozuna doesn’t make that STUPID DIVING GRAB THAT WAS REALLY GOOD BUT I REFUSE TO ADMIRE IT BECAUSE NO IT HURTS BAD PABLO BAD, we have at least one run, and if the luck started changing a little like that, who knows, maybe some of those long balls actually go out, or one of those baserunners gets brought in.
I had something else I wanted to say but I got distracted by ESPN’s pregame coverage of the Yankees/A’s game. They had 3 or 4 Yankees interviewed, and for Oakland they had… Eric Chavez. I think they briefly had Scott Hatteberg. What, no one else you guys thought people would know? Couldn’t talk to, oh, I don’t know, Huston Street? Rich Harden? Barry Zito? Names that, if you don’t know, you damn well ought to know? Man. I just want to watch the Yankees lose tonight, please take off your pinstriped jockstrap, ESPN, and show me the catdamn game.
Oh, yeah, now I remember.
At least Bondo looked good.
No, really. Two runs in a complete game effort, that’s some good stuff right there. He was a little rocky in the first, with that wild pitch being a key that brought in a run one batter later, but that’s how he does. All season he’s been a little rocky in the first, and all season I’ve been saying that’s OK, better pitchers than him have had similar patterns. And then that single-shot homer in the 4th, those happen, especially with a power guy like Bondo (if you throw it hard, sometimes it’s just gonna get hit hard), and yeah, OK, that was a terrible pitch. Horrible. Right down the center of the plate like a great big dripping gristley meatball and that pitch deserved to get launched out of the park. But one bad pitch! One wild pitch! 8 innings pitched! That shouldn’t be enough for a loss.
Are you serious, Jeter swings at the first pitch and sends it out of the park. Excuse me while I vomit into the trashcan here.
Anyways, it WAS a loss, because the bats couldn’t do diddly-squat against Jon Garland Whose Name I Usually Make Fun of But I Am Just Too Annoyed Right Now to Do So. And yes, he’s good. Very good. Supermagicalsparklybutterflies good against the Tigers, especially: 0.53 ERA against us this season, his best against any single team. But it would have been nice to give Bondo some bat support, when the team really needs it, when Bondo really needs it, after coming off of some horrible and very unBondolike performances. But no.
Holy cats, Bellhorn is starting at second for the Yankees. I forgot about that. Urgh, now I feel sick again.
I’m back in Michigan for a good long while, by the way. Move-in sucked, drive up sucked, watching the Tigers lose on a nice big TV instead of just reading stats afterwards sucked, etc. etc. But football was good, and it’s nice to be back on campus and not be the only freak wandering around in neon yellow tshirts anymore.