Archive for: October, 2010

Oct 29th, 2010

THE FIREWORKS ARE HAILING OVER LITTLE EDEN TONIGHT.

When asked to describe his managerial style, Sandy Alderson replied: “Bold, but alert to risk and probabilities.” I appreciate that he was asked to compare how he was different than Omar, and instead going there, put a positive spin on the answer instead. The press conference was great. I felt better than I have in years. It was a delight to watch someone who knew how to interact with the media and was able to articulate their thoughts. I reveled when bloggers for other teams said things like “It’s bad that I’m jealous of the Mets right now, right?” We’re not out of the woods just yet, but a little bit of the hopelessness I have been carrying these past few years has been lifted.… [more]

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Oct 27th, 2010

WORLD SERIES THOUGHTS.

It’s been a funny couple of weeks, in that I cared far more about the Division Series and the LCS than TBF did. I watched more innings of more games, I paid more attention, I monopolized the television, I answered TBF’s questions about various players on various teams, I avidly followed the game while attending various concerts, I showed up just as bands were going on because I was across the street watching the ends of games. This is an odd state of affairs, indeed. My favorite quote of the week came from Mr. Greg Dulli: I don’t give a fuck about the Yankees — that’s why I’d like to dedicate the rest of this show to Cliff Lee.… [more]

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Oct 18th, 2010

STILL IN THE PLAYOFFS.

This photo was specifically sent to me as “Jeff Francoeur, being unclutch”. He is, however, still in the playoffs. Do not miss Ted Berg’s Frenchy Tracker and this Tumblr site. Also, I would send you to my pal Allie’s fantastic photos from Arlington on Saturday. She really captured what it was like to be at a playoff game. She is the photographer behind both the Frenchy shot above, and the great “antlers” shot below. [more]

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Oct 12th, 2010

BOBBY COX.

As the Braves fans, and the Giants players, paid tribute to Bobby Cox at the end of yesterday’s game, all I could think was, “So that’s what it’s like to like and respect the manager of the team you root for, what a concept.”… [more]

Oct 11th, 2010

WE HAVE DEMANDS.

A dedicated Tim Lincecum webcam for the rest of the Giants’ tenure in the playoffs, please. GO GIANTS… [more]

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Oct 11th, 2010

LET’S GO GIANTS.

I’m excited for Lincecum-Halladay, TBF is excited for Cain-Oswalt, we’re both excited for the moment at which we can stop rooting for the likes of Cody Ross, Pat Burrell and Brian Wilson. But until then – LET’S GO GIANTS.… [more]

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Oct 6th, 2010

WE’LL ROOT, ROOT, ROOT FOR…

Fans whose teams are not playing in the postseason are composing all sorts of theories about who they are rooting for and why. Some people held elections. Some people got fans of other teams to campaign about why they should have their rooting interest. For me, it is very, very simple. 2010 POSTSEASON ROOTING FAVORS Twins Rangers Reds Rays Giants Braves Yankees Phillies Explication after the jump. Twins: This one’s obvious. I learned baseball blogging at the feet of Bat Girl back in 2005 and to this day still know more about the Twins than TBF does. (This was a matter of some consternation last year, given that the Tigers are TBF’s AL team due to family ties.) I love Target Field.… [more]

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Oct 4th, 2010

END OF AN ERA.

And now, we wait, and hope, and pray. Personally, I don’t have any hope in anything changing with the current ownership philosophy, no matter who is hired. But I’m willing to be convinced.… [more]

Oct 4th, 2010

INTERVIEWING CHRIS CARTER.

It was Blogger Day again on Friday (rescheduled twice already), but unfortunately, due to the weather, BP was cancelled – quite literally they put the tarp back on the field as we arrived in the dugout. Without much for us to do, given that the ballpark wasn’t open yet, we were asked if there were any players we wanted to talk to. We made our requests…and got Chris Carter. You know, it says something that out of everyone he agreed to be the one to come out and talk to a couple of Mets bloggers (because he knew who we were when he got there).… [more]

Oct 3rd, 2010

GREAT IDEAS.

Yesterday, the last day of the regular baseball season: –The Red Sox let EVERYONE, above 12 and under 12, run the bases. So did the Giants –The Rays encouraged their fans to show up at the airport to welcome their team back from Kansas City –Dodgers: “It was Fan Appreciation Day, but most of the prizes went to those in the most expensive seats.” –Red Sox: “Members of the front office, including Larry Lucchino, were at the gates pre-game handing out magnetic schedules.” (Also Youkilis.) Green Monster read “Thank You Fans”. –Reds: Tons of hats, gloves, balls, BP equipment tossed in the stands (but this doesn’t count because THEIR TEAM IS GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS)… [more]

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