Apr 5, 2010

Game 1: Props If You Can Follow My Thought Process

OH MY GOD BASEBALL. That essentially sums up how I feel right now. For some reason MLBtv won't let me buy a subscription right now (it keeps telling me all my info is invalid) so I must do without Dick and Bert tonight. Luckily the game is on ESPN2, and there is no way that these announcers are more annoying than the White Sox announcers. They also called Joe "Super Joe Mauer". That's acceptable to me.

1st Inning
  • Our new uniforms are very snazzy. They might even be considered "bangin'".
  • Also, that was a rather sad show at the plate by out hitters.
  • People need to stop giving D. Span crap for hitting his mom with a foul ball. The poor guy felt terrible!
  • I'm not sure what Scotty is doing here, but I don't like it.
  • D. Span caught that one for his mom.
2nd Inning-- 0-2 Angels
  • Fielding fail by the Angels-- Canada does not often get infield hits. That slow mo replay was kind of brutal...but I bet Jason Bartlett knows how it feels to not have the ball in your hand when you go to throw it.
  • Weaver solidly fanned Cuddy, there. Oh, Cuddy Bear.
  • I realize how much more I love this team now that Boof is gone, but sad that he followed me here to Boston.
  • I am also really excited about Jim Thome. He was one of the only White Sox that I could ever stand. This calls to mind the time he hit Red Dog in the face. And now the fact that Red Dog isn't here anymore. I wish I could say he's gone to a better place...but I don't think Cleveland counts.
  • Delmon, you can still hit the ball very, very far. 2-2!
  • But...only 2-2 for so long...Scotty, you're 17 now. You need to be able to handle this kind of pressure.
3rd Inning-- 2-3 Angels
  • LNP! I've missed his scrappiness. But not his fly-outs.
  • D. Span needs to get back into the swing of things. No pressure, bro, you're still amazing.
  • Orland. I like you. And I like doubles.
  • I forgot how sexy Joe's follow through is. Dear God, it's beautiful.
  • Him getting called out on strikes though....not so beautiful.
  • What is Torii doing in the dugout? I don't know, but I know that I would want him on my team in charades.
  • Scotty appears to be settling down. I approve of this.
  • 1-2-3 inning for Scotty! About time, kid.
4th Inning-- 2-3 Angels
  • I've misses Justin's batting face. And love the fact that these announcers are wondering what kind of slap shot he has...even though he's a goalie.
  • Oh, Canada...you need to knock one out of the park tonight. Wayne Gretzky is there for you!
  • Cuddy...that was not what you should have done there. I don't even know what to call that.
  • These announcers are funny. They're no Dick and Bert, but those guys are hard to compete with. They're talking about snuggies now.
  • Awwww, Kubes.
  • I get the feeling we are having a slow start.
  • ESPN2 guys: Minnesota is not ALWAYS a frozen tundra. Only...sometimes. To be honest, I'd rather have the snow than the rainy non-sense I get out here in Boston.
  • That was close, Kendrick. None of those just-barely-fair-balls-that-Cuddy-can't-quite-get-to tonight.
  • ESPN2 boys think our new uniforms are also bangin', though that's not the terminology they used. Bert totally would.
  • Another 1-2-3 for Scotty! This is what I like to see. Now our offense should pick it up, too.
5th Inning-- 2-3 Angels
  • I am very touched by the fact that Weaver still writes "NA" on the mound before he starts an inning.
  • Delmon's on track to be my player of the game. He's pulled some pro moves tonight. And then pulls more. I love base stealing.
  • Productive out by J.J. Hardy. I'm glad he knows how the Twins play baseball.
  • LNP once again proves he is the King of Sacrifices (in a non-violent manner).
  • Alright, 3-3, Scotty better keep this up.
  • Bah, right down the middle. Well played, Aybar.
  • Damnit.
  • Oh great. Now Jesse Crain. We do not have the best relationship.
  • Ground ball out, I will take it.
Okay...as pathetic as it is, I need to go to bed...I hate the Pacific Time Zone.

A Long Time Coming

Well, it's been...a long time since I've posted anything resembling an update. A very long time. Which might be a huge loss but I'm not entirely sure. Anyone looking at this blog would wonder what in the heck happened to the 2009 season. I could tell you-- and tell you that I didn't blog about it. Blame life and college. Now, however, my college career is nearing its end, things are blooming here in Boston, Senioritis has set in, and it's Opening Day once more.

Opening Day is better than Christmas to me. The return of baseball is the best thing ever-- it's ridiculous how much this sport can effect my emotions and my daily life. Now comes the time when I start planning social events around the Twins schedule, when I put off (more) work in order to watch the boys and spend quality time with Dick and Bert.

I will say this: I am hella pumped for this season.

Though...part of me has died because Joe Nathan, my original Twins Boyfriend is out for the season. Who's going to make us stand up and shout?

Sep 30, 2008

While It Feels Like A Tradegy...


I am sad.

I shed tears. For the second time in my life, baseball made me cry (the first was when Kirby retired).

But this end really is not the tragedy it feels like to us right now.

This season was an amazing 163 game ride that no one could have expected or believed would happen. After losing two of our biggest stars in the off season, losing Pat Neshek in the beginning of the season, being plagued with injuries and spots of bad luck, we still managed to make it to what I would consider the play-offs.

That game tonight was a play-off game. It was an elimination that we fell just short of. And even though I am still unbelievably sad about the outcome of said game, I have to say, it was a good one. An intense end to an excellent season.

And all I really can say right now is that I am beyond proud of our team.

So, hats off to you, boys.

You gave it your all and showed everyone that you can play the game of baseball just like the big money franchises. You showed the world that no matter what, you were going to give it your all and play every game like it was the biggest game of your life. And you showed us, that no matter what happens in the off season or the regular season, that you wouldn't give up and that you believed in yourselves as a team.

Thank you.

(And let's all cheer for the Rays to effectively destroy the White Sox...)

Sep 28, 2008

For the next 24 hours...

For the next 24 hours I plan to be the biggest Detroit Tiger fan in history. I encourage everyone to join me. Hopefully the next game the Twins play will be at Tropicana Field. Here's to hoping...

Sep 17, 2008

Not Cool...

I know its been awhile since L and I have posted anything... and for that I apologize. But right now I need to get something off my chest, WTF TWINS?!?! At this moment I feel like we don't even deserve to be in the playoff chase, and at this rate we wont be for much longer. Remember when we were surprising everyone by winning... I vote we go back to that. Agreed?

And Joe Nathan needs a time out. Enough said.

Aug 18, 2008

The Good Life Is Having Baseball Players Serve You Steak

Uhm, Kevin Slowey could be my bartender any day.

Watch some of the action from Morton's Steak House last night here!

Aug 1, 2008

Pros and Cons, Along With a Short Trade Rant [Twins 10, ChiSox 6]


That was probably one of the best games I'd ever been to, from about the 4th inning on. I've decided to list The Good and The Bad about yesterdays game. So here you go.

  • After seriously forgetting how to hit the ball on Wednesday, we've remembered QUITE clearly
  • The meal deal my friend and I got with our Home Run Porch tickets. I love Dome Dogs.
  • Brendan Harris. His two doubles made me love him even more, despite his political opinions.
  • Justin Morneau. That home run was gone the second he made contact with it. And it was beautiful.
  • Kubes.
  • AJ Pierzynski's complete inability to throw runners out. I love it.
  • Ken Griffey Jr. didn't show up at The Dome in uniform to play.
  • Nick Punto, playing like the Nick Punto of 2006. I love Nick Punto.
  • Denard drawing a walk after the awful call, then stealing 2nd.
  • The scary souvenir guy who gets in your face didn't come by me this game.
  • Gardy.

  • Getting juked out on the chips that we were supposed to receive with our Dome Dogs. Not cool.
  • Adam Everett. Killer, I'm glad you're back and all...but the showing last night was kind of sad. I think maybe you got back in a groove towards the end of the game (that last hit was definitely a lucky break for Chicago, it was almost down the line). Let's try and pick that up.
  • The awful call made by the 3rd base ump regarding Denard Span (who I have finally decided I approve of)
  • The drunks who would not stop throwing things onto the field. We're not Yankee fans guys, come on. We're classier than that.
  • The fact that Gogo seems to be having some issues hitting again.
  • AJ.
  • And Nick Swisher.
I've decided that the B.O.D. goes to Kubes for pulling us ahead of the ChiSox right when we needed it. And Kubes hasn't gotten all that much love lately.

Now. In regarding to trades... I'm still sort of surprised that Boof is still here, I thought for sure he would be traded and the Frankie called up (which, according to the Twins site, is "imminent"), but that didn't happen. I've got nothing against Boof, I'm just sort of disappointed in him right now. Poor Boof.

The 3-Way trade that sent Manny to the Dodgers still confuses me (I need thumb tacks and colored string to get it), but I am very glad it happened. Personally, I dislike Manny. He is a diva and a show boater, and throws tantrums when he has (or had) the privilege to be playing for an all-around exceptional team.

Living most of the year in Boston, right near Fenway, I am constantly surrounded by Red Sox fans. And while us Twins fans are great and wonderfull dedicated, I'm not really sure how to describe the dedication that Red Sox Nation feels towards their team. All of their team. That bit Manny said about the Sox trying to turn their fans against him...completely ridiculous. But what irks me the most was his comments that the Red Sox "don't deserve a player like [him]".


I firmly believe Manny did not deserve to be playing with a team like them. I am reminded strongly of how excited Pudge is to play for the Yankees. He said it was "an honor". I feel like playing for the Red Sox would be, too.

I hope Joe Torre whips Manny into shape. I kind of love Joe Torre. He looks so much happier as a Dodger. I would be. I mean, even I was offended at how the Yankees treated him last year. The guy is pretty obviously amazing.

I also hope now Jacoby Ellsbury gets Manny's job full-time (not the whining, showboating part). But I guess Jason Bay might be up for it, too...