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Sunday, July 8, 2007

I know how you feel Son.

Evidently, Trot is as happy about the sweep of the Red Sox by the Tigers as I am. The fact he's more upset about not getting his ice pop to appear is irrelevant: his face gives the perfect visual for how I feel right now.

And before I get off the ice pops, what in God's name is in those things? He ate it at 1 this afternoon, and by 9 tonight, it STILL wouldn't come off his face. I honestly don't think a belt sander and industrial strength sand paper would touch it. Apparently, the FDA is as arbitrary about what it allows as that machine that picks the lotto numbers.

Back to the Sox. In a nutshell, the weekend went about as bad as it could go: a sweep sort of says it all. Friday's game was never close, but it's yesterday and today that are gonna stick with me until Thursday, when real baseball starts back up.

We get a solid outing from Kason Gabbard and leave more guys stranded on base than Ft. Bragg on Saturday night. Then today, with Daisuke looking VERY un-Dice like, we come back from 4 runs down to make it 6-5. Yet, at the end, we couldn't finish it off against 150 year old Todd Jones.

For Pete's sake, Julio Freaking Lugo was a triple away from hitting for the CYCLE: do you realize the odds of that happening are about as good as me waking up tomorrow being 6 ft 4 inches tall and looking like Brad Pitt? I mean, the poor guy has looked like he should be a recurring character on LOST next season for most of the year, and we let THIS performance by him just go to waste?

JD Drew was the last hope today, with the tying run on 3rd base, and he popped out to end the game. And just as I got ready to scream profanities in his direction, it hit me: like I could do any better than him? I never would have taken the bat off my shoulder, primarily because I never would have seen the stinking ball in the first place.

I heard or read or imagined recently that only 3% of minor league players reach the Show: 3%. Which means the best of the best are playing in MLB right now: and the team I love is one of the top 3 teams in the game, and one of the other 2 was who beat our brains in this weekend. So maybe this series should be looked at as a measuring stick to show where exactly we stand.

Hopefully, Theo and his minions made a lot of notes, and are right now feverishly putting into action the plan they intend to make in order to insure that what happened this weekend doesn't happen in October.

Because we WILL be there come October: A great philosopher named George McFly once put it best:

It's our density.

31 comments:

CC said...

Hi Ted - That photo screams "get in the tub" (too cute). And Detroit wasn't any fun!

Ted D said...

No it wasn't Carol. And get in the tub wouldn't have cut it. More like, stand in front of that firehose and let him try.

The boys (Sox) need the R & R. I firmly believe Toronto is in for a beating come Thursday.

KAYLEE said...

hahahahaha I love that picture...I cant stop laughing now.

Tex said...

ted i think those tide pens could get the red out.
made it safely to our 'destiny' in Sherman...i ate too much and my stomach hurts...which is very unlike me....i think i shocked my coworker when i turned his offer to buy me a beer down...i told him im saving up for Boston

scott h said...

I think the boy has a future with Ringling bros.

Well I guess this is a good time to let you know "House of the Rising Sun" was not written about dicek. But I bet you already knew that!.

5 days and counting before the show comes to your town. Get plenty of rest.

Tex said...

hey scott..im in sherman. does your show go on the road?

Ted D said...

Glad you made it safe Tex: have a good week and get your rest.

Bub, so he's not Nomo: he is 10-6 and on pace to win 20 games, which isn't too shabby: we'll see how he adjusts.

And we can't wait until the travelling circus comes to town: Rakes has got some new tricks he's been waiting to bust out just for you!

scott h said...

Yes Tex We are a traveling band.

Jr don't take it so bad, this will make it easy to miss a couple weeks of games while we are out there.

KAYLEE said...

Scott:I somehow doubt that even you are going to get TED to miss a couple weeks of games:)

PS are you a baseball fan?

Ted D said...

Miss games? I DON'T miss the games Bub: any plans we have will revolve around the games, just so you know.

scott h said...

Jr better get ready for CHA CHA CHA CHANGE.

Kaylee I told you, life is a highway I want to ride it all night long. If baseball wants to ride along great, just don't get in my way!

Im going to give teddy boy a complete makeover body and mind.

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee I told you, life is a highway I want to ride it all night long. If baseball wants to ride along great, just don't get in my way!//

If only some other people could live life that way!

//Im going to give teddy boy a complete makeover body and mind.//

We will see about that.There are just some things that cant be done and that might be one.one thing I know is to make it work you better have baseball involved somewhere.

KAYLEE said...

did i make any sense there? I am having a hard time getting what I meant in that last comment:)

scott h said...

gotcha

KAYLEE said...

hehe good.

Ted D said...

Bub, will you forget about the makeover? You are NOT putting highlights in my hair. Besides God already highlighted them a nice silver color.

Bring it on: I am one stubborn person, as you know by now!

scott h said...

Spell stubborn backwards and you get nrobbuts and in Zimbowie that means BORING. luckly we have a remedy for that.

KAYLEE said...

haha scott...the things you come up with.

Ted D said...

Listen, with these kids I get enough excitement: leave my boring life ALONE.

Mattie said...

Bub, you are killing me!

Mattie said...

Has anybody ever noticed how much Vlad Guerrero looks like Coolio?

KAYLEE said...

Mattie:YES but I refuse to compare a baseball player to a gangster:)

Ted D said...

Yes Matt, he's a riot: he's also a horrible speller. Zimbowie? What atlas is he looking at?

Vlad looks like Coolio, Gabbard looks like Stifler, and Roger looks like Eddie Murphy in "The Nutty Professor".

Mattie said...

You are exactly right, me amigo.

New post on the Perch. Climb at your own risk

CC said...

Big Scott is blowing into town soon?- NC won't know what hit it!

Ted D said...

::putting my hip waders on to visit the perch::

Ted D said...

Carol, we are preparing the sand bags as I type.

Lord help us all.

CC said...

May you never be the same TD ;)

Tex said...

::pulling up bootstraps:: although Tex really dont need boots to wade through...oh wait i cant curse here :)

Mattie said...

Easy Tex...Easy.

Ted D said...

Tex, trust me, with Scott, you need the boots.