This could be wonderful. Or miserable! It is Nate pitching, after all. In any event, if the always-dicey wireless in this room holds, I will be attempting to cry about it live.
As ever, this is a liveblog, not a chat, so depending on my feelings about it at any particular time I may or may not be allowing stuff through, but feel free to participate if you’re around. Click the link, open the liveblog in a new window. If you’re catching this after the game, you can read the transcript by clicking the same link, it magically transcribes itself. Oooooo.
postscript: things we learned from this game:
–It was not wonderful.
–Angel Hernandez hates the Tigers. It’s possible that Angel Hernandez hates baseball.
–Jim Leyland hates Angel Hernandez.
–There’s some sort of league-wide emphasis on making sure guys don’t leave the base too early on fly balls, and making sure pitchers don’t go to their mouths on the rubber. I guess MLB was just gettin’ too sloppy for someone’s tastes.
–THERE IS ONLY PAWS.
–Scott Baker: if Mike Mussina had an uglier little brother.
–Mike Redmond, Tiger Botherer.
–The Spazzosaurus was feasting at third base today.
–The Baker and The River Thames are mortal enemies from here on out.
–Fu-Te Ni is glorious.
–Don’t throw behind Adam Everett, that makes no sense, why would you ever do that? It’s Adam Everett! He is inoffensiveness personified!
–“Looks like Nathan is getting hot for Magglio!”
Thanks to Matt, ivantopumpyouup, Less, Jeff, Jim Haas the Twins Fan, Phil, allikazoo, and Lauren for hanging out and playing along. If you’re getting this as a transcript… bleh. All you missed was the hilarious back-and-forth with the HBPs and the non-fight. The game itself was sponge-cake-coated filth.