Thursday, March 31, 2011
HERE AND THERE
ACTUAL DATE IS SATURDAY, APRIL 2
***WELL THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG***
The Red Sox inevitable march to the pennant, took a backward turn yesterday. I guess you can say they haven't won a game all season. This will have to be one of those come-from-behind championships.
***A ROOKIE MISTAKE?***
A Los Angeles writer claims that Dodger manager, Don Mattingly, made a "rookie" mistake in the LA victory yesterday. They won the game, so how bad a mistake could it have been? It turns out, that with a 1-0 Dodger lead in the 6th inning, Don chose to let his pitcher hit with 2 outs and 2 men on. He made an out, of course, but later in the game the Dodgers scored more runs to seal the victory, so why was that a mistake? Managers, especially in the National League, have to make those kind of decisions almost every game. That usually leads to a lot of second-guessing if their decision turns out to be wrong. In this case, they had the lead, it wasn't like they had to score to get back in the game. Mattingly had to make a choice, he made one and it happened to work. No mistake.
***HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU SAY IT?***
It was interesting to me upon reading all the headlines yesterday, the many ways you can say that a team won or lost.
Rangers batter Red Sox,
...paces Mariners past A's,
Dodgers edge Giants,
D'Backs nip Rockies,
Cubs fall to Pirates,
O's stop Rays,
and my favorite: Jays spank Twins.
For those of you with no sense of style: Marlins win.
***NOT REALLY SPORTS***
Model Orit Fox was bitten on one of her surgically enhanced breasts by a boa constrictor that she was posing with. I think the snake was just trying to hide in silicone valley.
***WHAT THEY SAY***
From RJ Currie: "Matt Stairs made major league history this week by starting the season with the Washington Nationals - his record 13th different ball club. He's been active on more rosters than Alyssa Milano."
From Dwight Perry: "Talk about a perp with a built-in insanity plea. An Orangevale, Calif. man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car, one with 60 Sacramento Kings tickets inside."
From comedy writer Alan Ray: "The MLB season begins. Take me out to the ball game. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack. I don’t have enough money for beer and a hot dog."
From Jerry Perisho: "Major League Baseball established a 7-day disabled list for players suffering from concussions. They know that a man who is stammering incoherently and drooling is either suffering from a concussion or is Bud Selig."
Posted by Zola at 5:40 PM