…but I don’t think it counts as “snagging” it.
My friend works for T-Mobile, and apparently they have a suite at Dr Pepper Ballpark (where the Frisco RoughRiders, the AA team of the Texas Rangers, play). Somehow he wrangled a signed Texas League ball from Zack Parker (it was in the suite when they got there). He’s not doing real well right now, and the ball’s signed in Sharpie, but I totally don’t even care. He’s officially one of my new favorite players. And the brand-new, straight-from-the-Rawlings-box ball smells incredible.
Back in the Majors…
We won a game! No, wait. WE WON A SERIES! OHMIGOSH! And José Valverde got a save without allowing a run! WOW. I’m shocked.
I’m disappointed that Hunter’s play-at-the-plate didn’t even garner a mention on Baseball Tonight. Disgusted, even.
I finally figured out that they call Eric Young “EY…” I thought they were all stupid and thought his name was “Eli.” GOOD JOB Kylie. As long as I still get to be the mayor of Souvenir City.
I’m disgusted with Shawn Chacon. What a jerk. Chris Sampson had the same demotion but took it with grace, making me adore him even more (♥), while Shawn spewed a line of expletives that couldn’t be printed. You don’t perform, you get demoted. Lucky it wasn’t to Round Rock. I officially hate you, Shawn Chacon. Good luck making it back into the rotation–NOT.
I’ve read a lot of trade rumors. Do you think we should trade Roy Oswalt? In a completely non-groundbreaking idea, I think we’ve spent too much time trying to fix the now Astros. Instead, we should trade some guys (Roy, Tejada, Carlos, Brandon?) and build up the farm system. Look at the Rays! I think that’s my new slogan. They’ve sucked their entire existence, but all those years of number one draft picks have built up and they’re BEASTLY this year. I would hate to see any of those guys go, but seriously, long-term!
Where Is He Now?
Today we’re going to visit Brad Lidge in Philadelphia, where he holds an ERA of 0.89 as the Phillies’ solid closer. He has 18 saves, one of which came against the Astros at home. How about Brad? Just like so many other former ‘Stros, we got rid of him because he sucked and the change of scenery has brought him back to his former awesomeness. However, what we got for him in Michael Bourn (and Mike Costanzo, but… yeah) has helped out our team in a big way. I’ll be the first to say that although I do miss the Lights-Out Lidge that we used to have, I don’t miss the Light-’em-Up Lidge or that very distracting mole. Other than the mole he’s a very attractive man. Oh well. I’m proud of him for doing so well up there in Pennsylvania. Best wishes, Brad.
1. AAH I’m still happy about Tulo being back. And Clint Barmes got activated too!!
2. That’s it, really.
…but a big decision for me.
I have a new favorite pitcher. Clayton Kershaw is an absolute beast. He is exceedingly gorgeous and sort of my age. Plus he committed to Texas A&M before being drafted, so
that’s five extra cool points for him. But his girlfriend’s mom was ridiculously weird… she was way more excited than his own mom. So strange. My mom is so much cooler.
He wears a cross, so he’s definitely Christian. And I almost just spelled cross “chross.” Which signifies that I might need some food right about now.
And he’s a lefty!
And ohmigod, his HAIR. The best hat hair I have ever seen.
Please excuse my fangirl moment. Trust me, it’s the first of many, many to come.
Random postscript: I definitely saw his interview on KCAL before today’s game. No yucky Texan drawl, and he seems like a very sweet guy. Yay.