I don’t drop “Baseball Gods” a whole lot. But when people hit triples, they always feel like little gifts from Baseball Heaven. And has anyone else noticed that they do tend to come to people who really, really need them?
Like Pat Burrell who is rumored to be the odd man out later this year and Eli Whiteside who has, well, big shoes to fill. And he isn’t really fillin’ them. Then Billy Hall’s (am I coining Billy?) magical half hour with Bam Bam seems to have paid off, which comes at a nice time when Freddy pessimism is at a 2011 high. I am all for the holistic, natural approach and have (some amount of) total confidence that the shoulder can heal on its own but it’s good to have some, ahem, backup.
Which means that this night of three basers notched MadBum his third win of the year and a 3.21 ERA. Sometimes I have the urge to bang the heads of the offense together but then I remember that they do things like hit key triples and I go to my punching bag (laptop keyboard) instead.
We are on our way to sweeping the Diamondbacks, which is a phrase I would have been petrified to utter a few days ago. This is good.
Zito is moving up in the world and will be starting in AAA Fresno tonight. I guess this must be his first time pitching for the Grizzlies and I think he’ll fit in. No snarky-ness there. Barry and Chuckchansi Park just seem like a match made in heaven. Still, I’d be lying if I said I don’t feel like the clock is ticking down to doomsday.
The first Moneyball movie trailer hit the web yesterday my skepticism about it is fading.
I think it looks really good, actually. The hairdresser captured Billy Beane’s vaguely volumized hair perfectly and even if they look nothing alike otherwise (yeah, that’s a big cause of mine) they do kind of make the same expressions.
And am I the only one who thinks doing this looks incredibly fun? Even if that is the mandatory Low Point In Trailer When Main Character Cries (Or Almost Cries If He Is Tough Guy Brad Pitt So He Can’t Actually Cry). So I don’t think it’s supposed to look fun. But it does.
Someone else commented that the field looks suspiciously dark in this walk scene and why doesn’t the stadium have any lights?
I will be in the theater opening day, I think. I’ve only done that for one other movie, Takers, and it was unwarranted. That was a terrible movie (not to mention Hayden Christensen’s character was the first of the bank robbers to die, which tempted me to demand my $8 back, but that seemed petty). I have hope, though. I kind of think this might be my first baseball movie love.
p.s. Congratulations to former Giant/Grizzly Jesus Guzman on his call-up to San Diego!
I remember seeing him during his two weeks up at AT&T Park in 2009 and enjoying watching him play. Wishing him much success. I mean, some success. Enough for him to have a happy career but the Padres to keep on their last place, sub-.500 ways.