As most of you know I received XM Satellite Radio for Christmas (thank you Jesus and Santa). My wife and family can attest that I was already overly consumed with baseball before this gift, but now it's a whole new ballgame (pun intended). The past two days I have been as happy as Pat Burrell in the Red Light District, because I've been able to listen to baseball again. Yesterday on the ride home I tuned in to catch the Phillies lose to the Tigers 9-7. And I must say, the Tigers announcers were decent, but that hasn't been the case with other teams. In fact, I feel spoiled being a Phillies fan growing up listening to Kalas, Whitey, and gasp, Wheeler. Yep, even Chris Wheeler's seemingly retarded bantering is better than most, and I like the current day Larry Andersen as well. Anyway, it only gets worse from here as I'm already entirely consumed with baseball (tv, radio, fantasy leagues, and internet) and there's a baby on the way. I need to get my priorities straight...guess I'll just quit my job!
Keepin' it Real:
*Over at BeerLeaguer I have been sharing with them some of my favorite terms for players that I view as inferior (i.e. Nunez, Sandoval, Karim Garcia). No-Talent Ass-Clown is a favorite of mine, and I've recently added zero-ability butt-jester as a less offensive/PG version. Some of the boys over there decided to play in the game as well and contributed: Nil-Skill Rectum-Mummer, Nada-Knack Bum-Buffoon, and Aught-Ability Rump-Ribald. I guess I should feel honored?
*Greg Dobbs, waiver wire pick-up from Seattle, is on fire thus far (2 homers in 2 days, 3-4 yesterday). Of course it's only been two games and one was against college kids, but you get the point. He's in a battle with Karim Garcia for what seems to be the final bench spot. Dobbs can play corner infield and outfield, Garcia only outfield. Dobbs is younger with a bigger upside, Garcia is a "veteran" which gives him the upperhand in Ol' Fuqua's eyes.
*I was under the impression that fundamentals were being stressed during the spring, 3 errors in yesterday's game tells me otherwise.
*Brett Myers takes the mound today. I'm predicting a no-hitter...c'mon it's spring, optimism springs eternal (once again pun intended).
*Thee Model Dictator, Fabio Castro, was lights out yesterday throwing 3 innings of 2 hit 0 run ball while striking out 2. He needs to be in our bullpen, plain and simple.
Message from Thee Model Dictator: "Dominaré todo estos asnos de ramera en el nivel de MLB. ¡Soy el Dictador Modelo, el gobernante, el rey, el mejor!"...yeah, what he said!