Archive for April, 2009

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Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The picture says it all!! From fans everywhere, thank you Cleveland!

Yankees Suck!

“Game over” is right.

Ouch!

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I just tuned in to the game. It’s the bottom of the eighth and Albers just walked a Ranger Cabrera style. The score is now 17-4. What is it with the Rangers and is there a way we can bring the Royals back to the American League and move the Rangers to the National? There must be some way we can get out of playing them.

And here I thought the past two routs were bad.

Bases are loaded and Albers just threw a wild pitch. One thing the last two years have taught me is to not torture myself unnecessarily. I’ve seen all I need to…Now it’s 19-4. I’m out.

My wish for you is that you missed tonight’s game entirely.

First

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I know I said I wasn’t going to use words like “chipper” this season to refer to machinery that should be used to ameliorate the ability of our staff, namely by freeing up some empty positions, and I’ve done well so far, don’t you think? (That is what is known as a “leading question.”) You must grant me some leeway here.

You know I have tried to love George Sherrill. I have. And I do. But he is still Triple Shot. In the bottom of the tenth (in Texas) after letting two runs score, he delivered two pitches that were driven into the warning track,with men on base. In the end, our Stanhouse (with a much sexier head) pulled us through, but it was a nail-biter finale. We all know people who grumble that baseball is boring. Maybe forcing them to watch a Sherrill ending would change their minds.

I know this is the same as last year at this time, but still, it’s hard to not feel a little hopeful. In the end, deep down we all know (even me!), it is what it is, maybe it doesn’t really mean anything. Even so, this is so pretty:

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I can only think of one thing that would make that picture prettier.

Moonlight Graham

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Perhaps like me, your favorite movie is “Field of Dreams.” Perhaps like me, you thought Moonlight Graham was a fictional character. He was not.

Brett Friedlander has written a book about him, called “Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham.” Listen to an interview with the author here. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I can’t wait to have time to read the book!

Best Opening Day In Memory

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Okay, I’m going to try to not feel bitter that the only opening day I’ve been to in twenty years was last year against the Rays when we lost against Tampa Bay, with a half empty stadium and very little energy in the crowd and try not to lament too much that I could have been there this year to be part of the crushing blow we just dealt to the Ys in possibly the best opening day I have ever watched. Wow. What a great way to kick off the season. And may I say, “WE’RE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES BABY!!” I’m just kidding, of course, but it certainly was a wonderful way to start baseball this year!!

To be honest, I wasn’t real confident when I say Guthrie would be pitching. Oh ye of little faith.

I found myself wondering who was more honored today, Biden to be standing next to Palmer or Palmer standing next to Biden?

Beauty and happiness abounds!!

Happy Orioles Day!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Perhaps every Monday should be Opening Day. Not only have I been looking forward to this Monday, but in an unprecedented show of morning energy I bounded out of bed before the alarm. And I’m only watching the game on TV.

Though, I do have a long to do list today: update blog to bore precious few remaining readers (check), update Facebook status with a teaser “is so happy today because…To celebrate she is wearing…Can you guess?” (I had to disqualify one friend from playing, the rest will never figure it out. How sad is that). Contact MASN today and tell them again how very much I love them and the great joy they have brought me (along with commensurate suffering to my dear husband, who last week uttered a pain-filled involuntary, “Oh no. Already?” Already! Already indeed!). And the most difficult thing on the to-do list, try to focus on my work before the game. That will be a challenge!

Just like when I was growing up, I am so excited…How I love Opening Day. It’s all goodness from here. Spring, baseball, summer, outdoors, fun, play. Opening Day symbolizes all of these.

May you have a wonderful Orioles filled day. I’ll be back in touch later.

Now…do I wear my “Thanks Cal, I was there” tee, the plain Orioles tee or the Brooks Robinson tee? Or, the “Y n k s s c k, I want to buy a vowel” tee? I’ll save that one for tomorrow. Decisions, decisions!