Alexi Ogando, David Murphy, Justin Verlander, Mike Adams and Rick Porcello walked into a bar and the bartender was all, Why the long face?
Seriously, this was the Matchup of the Long Faces like I’ve never seen before in a baseball game.
(For the record, Lucky magazine suggests sleek, oversized sunglasses for the long faced crowd, a la Jackie O.- their words, not mine.)
Anyhow, yesterday’s game, the first of the ALCS, was sort of a marathon. It took just about five hours and there were two rain delays, equally about an hour and fifty minutes. The Rangers displayed the brilliant awesomeness of their bullpen and I was given ample time to gaze at Alexi Ogando and his magical pitching. He is my new favorite Ranger. In fact, watching him spurred a conversation that went something like this…
Me: I love Alexi Ogando!
My father: Isn’t ‘love’ a little strong?
Him: Shouldn’t love be reserved for… Jon Daniels or something?
Well, maybe. But still. Ogando rulz. With a z, people. With a z.
Well. That was depressing.
First the earthquake and tsunamis. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
And then this article.
David Murphy: “I know for the time Chuck was here, he was an awesome guy. He seemed like he was steering in the right direction… it has been a constant revolving door around here. We’re used to people coming and going.”
Ian Kinsler: “Chuck was a great guy from the times that I talked to him. It seemed like he had some good ideas. Other than that, I don’t know what happened.”
Michael Young: “I like Chuck. Chuck is a good guy. Apart from that I don’t have anything to say.”
Jon Daniels: “Nothing has changed.”
We all like Chuck.
Chuck is a great guy.
We all have nothing else to say.
He was the coolest CEO around. He answered his fans on Twitter. Heck, he had a Twitter at all.
But we are used to people coming and going.
And we have nothing else to say.
p.s. Guess who? It actually took me a little while. Hashtag: #badfacialhair.