rain buddies


photo illustration by Samara Pearlstein

Both have been pushed back due to rain: Rick Porcello was supposed to pitch on Tuesday but got rained out, while Bondo made his last start, but it didn’t count because it was called before it went official. Now the two stormy petrels will pitch on the same day, as the Tigers try to get in a Wednesday double header. FredFred will pitch the 1 pm game, Bondo will get the 7 pm start.

Every single reliever, with the exception of Fu-Te Ni, pitched in Monday night’s game. In light of that, a rainout Tuesday might not have been such a bad thing. If, Paws forbid, FredFred had gone off the rails, there would have been very little in the way of bullpen cushioning available to him. The extra day of not-pitching will make things a little easier on him.

Hopefully he will respond by pitching so well that he doesn’t need the bullpen at all, but, you know, we must be prepared for these things. Just in case.

Bondo just needs to get his act together. Pretty simple. GET IT TOGETHER, BONDO. Actually, I blame his tattoos for everything. They are so terrible in so many different ways that they are infecting the rest of his life with Fail. O Bondo, what a tragic life decision that turned out to be.

Separate, the rain may weaken them. But now the rain has brought them together! (temporally) Together they are more mighty than they ever could be apart. May the Yankees tremble in parched fear.

22 responses to “rain buddies

  1. Wilcoxon Signed-Rank

    Ah, my old alma mater, the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels. Since petrels stay at sea all the time except when its time to lay eggs, this is a remarkably apt assessment for Bondo and Rick.

  2. Our starting pitching is just not cutting it right now. I hope they can get it together because the rest of the team is pretty solid.

  3. I want that umbrella.

  4. Mohawks, Sam. Mohawks. This is like a gift for a cartoonist, right?

  5. TigersFan81371

    Excellent day for Porcello (even with the liner his person)! Man, we needed that!

    Solid day for Bondo! Man, we needed that! As I type, I’m hoping for a late inning rally.

  6. moar mohawks please. there should be some form of combination of the words tigers and mohawks.

  7. Mohawks and tattoos… makes me glad I mostly listen to the Tigers on the radio these days. :-)

    • The mohawks aren’t so bad… they’re goofy, but in a laughing-not-crying kinda way (hair grows back, after all).

      The ‘HAY GUYZ, LETS ALL GO TO THE SAME TATTOO GUY WHO ALSO IS NOT VERY GOOD, AND WE’LL GET HUGE, RIDICULOUSLY BAD TATTOOS DONE, WOOOO TEAM!’ stuff, on the other paw… oy.

  8. TigersFan81371

    In my opinion, a mohawk really isn’t a mohawk unless there’s zero hair on either side of the hair in the middle of the head. Damon? Ni? Call them nohawks, not mohawks. Coke? Zoom? Avila? Yeah, them’s mohawks. Mr. T. would approve.

  9. TigersFan81371

    OK, that works too.

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