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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The future is now.

*Photo courtesy of sittingstill.net*

Tonight in Seattle, Kason Gabbard takes the hill for the Red Sox in his second Major League start this year. This is one of my favorite things about watching baseball: seeing the future stars get their shot.

It's a little easier watching a guy get his feet wet with a 10 game lead, granted, but Gabbard made 4 starts last year, going 1-3, but had a 3.51 era which isn't too shabby.

He's got his work cut out for him tonight: Felix Hernandez on the bump, and Ichiro at the plate. Best news I've heard all day? Lugo is getting the night off, with Cora getting the start at SS tonight. I know you can't break out of a slump sitting on the bench, but man, has he been a momentum sucking hole in the lineup this year. $36 million for a guy who looks as lost at the plate right now as anyone I've ever seen, including me in the fast pitch section at the batting cages.

Not good.





20 comments:

scott h said...

Just walked in. Took a peek, the kid didn't fair to well it seems. oh well maybe they can still pull it out.

Carol said...

SH - It's a shame that they didn't, and a shame that KG spoiled one of Ted's favorite things about watching baseball.

The heat wave continues today. Everyone to Scott's house for a pool party!

scott h said...

Sorry Carol, overcast again here in Seattle,I mean Oklahoma. I think we need to deture thru your neck of the woods. I liked your pics. The 200 yrs old cemetary looked interesting. HAve you ever done any stone rubbings?

Tex said...

i rolled into my parents around midnight-thirtyish last night. I am one tard tex. Ill be here all week through sunday..of which I attend church with my family then head back home. i heard its been pouring in central texas since ive been gone..

Carol said...

Thanks Scott, and no I haven't. I do find cemeteries interesting though, and use to bike thru one when I lived in MA.

"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" ;)

scott h said...

Tex you can't even fathom how much rain we did and still are getting while you were gone.

Carol right now I am looking for a"shelter from the storm"

Artist and Album if you please.

Tex said...

scott ive been watching the news and am GLAD i am not in austin..but I think its been northwest of austin getting the rain in my neck of the woods for now. I am at my parents till sun..hope its gone by then.

Carol said...

Scott - I would guess Bob Dylan, but I don't know the album's name.

Also, when I was just out, "I took a wrong turn and I just kept going!"

Check :)

Carol said...

Orsillo just said "The Sox have lost 7 straight games at this field." Rub it in Don!

Ted D said...

Hey everybody: just got home, and storm is passing over the house, so my satellite is out.

Bub, there was a picture in the USA today of 2 girls being rescued from their car by the police in a BOAT from OKC. You may need to build an ark.

Carol, I agree with Scott: the pictures were great. And my sister does the headstone rubbing thingimajimmies: she married Scott, what else can I say?

Tex: glad you made it safe and sound back to Texas. Hope you enjoy being with your parents, and I can't wait to see some pictures from San Diego.

Carol said...

Ted - Better get Scott working on that satellite!

Scott - I kid you not - I just went out to pick up my pictures from today, and when I started up the car, this is what I heard:

You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need (goes into the chorus). It was on Manchester's 96.5 the Mill; I thought you must have had it dedicated to me LOL

Ted D said...

Carol, that is too much: you and Scott just chatting it up during the day is cracking me up!

You are a stay at home Mom: he is a hippie who works 4 months a year!

I think we need to find him a part time job.

Carol said...

How about a DJ?- lol

Ted D said...

Good idea, but you forget he's old: he'd be asleep by 9:30.

This game is giving me an ulcer: still 1-1, bottom of the 8th.

Tex said...

Good idea, but you forget he's old: he'd be asleep by 9:30.
AHEMMMMM if you're talking about Scott....he's MY AGE. :-p

Ted D said...

Yeah Tex, but you are young at heart, so I don't think of you as being Scott's age.

Plus, he's raising THREE girls: makes him at least 15 years older than you physically.

Carol said...

Scotty must be busy watching his show on right now - Last Comic Standing :D

Ted D said...

Probably at church Carol: I'm expecting him any minute.

scott h said...

Fireworks, what can I say. What is up? Way too many 0 for 5 and 0 for 4 batters. And Manny get off the line.

Carol and Tex , Jr is just trying to get my goat. I run circles around that boy. Dj hadn't thought of that. Yes Carol I was sending Stone vibes your way. Of course when you are really ready we will get into Van the Man .

Carol said...

I'll have to brush up for that Scott ;) Goodnight.