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Mon, 2 Feb 2009 20:45:00 PSTBecause I'm retainingScott Boras I'll hold out, and not join the chorus Withnewhomes online. If you want me tosign, Bid amil and a golden thesaurus.
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 11:52:00 PSTA. J. Burnett Cannot yet Rescue the Yankees from third-place finishes, emulating the Carpathia, So they also signed CC Sabathia.
Sat, 15 Nov 2008 05:22:00 PSTOnce I began, there was no turning back. Each day, I'd leave the school and walk outside To a portable, a classroom-sized shack Where the fourth graders learned to long divide.
Wed, 5 Nov 2008 17:12:00 PSTHow would it feel to fall if you could fit Within a raindrop? It's a long way down On such a scale. But when at last you hit The street, you just explode into the town.
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:14:00 PSTAll teams know comebacks. Some know comebacks well. Those that know them best know it's hard to tell What kind of comeback any game is till Its series ends, as every series will.
Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:33:00 PSTA friend of mine from my tournament Scrabble scene, Zack Hample, also happens to be the fellow who caught homerun balls at Yankee Stadium on consecutive days last month, as well as the last Mets homer at Shea Stadium.
Wed, 1 Oct 2008 19:05:00 PSTYes, even the mowing patterns of the grass at each stadium gets examined prior to the playoffs, as detailed in this New York Times article.
Tue, 30 Sep 2008 23:23:00 PSTAgain the season stretches into this: The gap between the summer and the fall Narrows at last. The space between the wall Our backs were up against was an abyss. Now, desperation blurs to hit-or-miss. The days and weeks and months we fought are all Being wiped out by one flight of the ball. Some fates can be sealed only by death's kiss.
Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:06:00 PSTYou may recall a post from last year which detailed the seemingly annual migration of the Orioles to the bottom rungs of the American League East.
Sat, 27 Sep 2008 14:28:00 PSTIt's one thing to hear forty thousand boo: Magnifying their sound at someone who Left the team, and as a traitor comes here Again. It's another to hear them cheer.
Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:59:00 PSTA strikeout can put you on base And yet, this still seems out of place: To go down for the count After such an amount Of pitches is a minor disgrace.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:00:00 PSTThe Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Dodgers tonight with a 5-0 shutout. What made the shutout special was Philly pitchers gave up 13 hits. Its not often you see a linescore of 0-13-0.
Wed, 20 Aug 2008 11:46:00 PSTLondon calling: Ni hao, it's Beijing. Why don't you answer the phone when we ring? I've been trying to call you for a day. Oh? Did you factor in the time delay?
Mon, 4 Aug 2008 07:22:00 PSTI do get a scorecard, eventually, But the shock on his face was plain to see. A scorecard. Writing's mimed. For keeping score. At last, I'm directed to the team store. Perhaps it's then that I start tempting fate: Detroit-Cleveland, 7/30/08 I do what many do, and few admit: Wait for each team's first baserunner, first hit. As always, I'm chastised by inner shame. What are the odds you'll see a perfect game? You can't sustain the belief you will need To witness that requires too much greed. But I cannot give up, and will not yield To the unknown players above the field. I can, however, compromise, and my Request's a game worth loving. They comply. After one and a half, neighbor fans mention The perfect game. Of course, verbal attention Ends that. Hit follows hit, run follows run. Hey, they can't start an inning after one, I laugh and point out as I'm idly reading. To joke about extras when you are leading By seven runs seems safe enough. And yet, In baseball, it never feels safe to bet. Hubris is part of fandom. Which is worse? The dread determinism of a curse? Unknowable randomness of those who Watch from beyond the stadium? Or you- Driven by some delusion, in control? Of course, other fans mean you're not the sole Influence. But after the Cleveland crowd Goes home, and it's Tiger fans who are loud As finals from the West Coast trickle in And finally, Detroit pulls out the win- Well, I won't take the blame for the defeat. I got to witness an unsurpassed feat 2B-no: 1B/E7-no, what? It was, indeed, a game worth loving, but I wanted Cleveland to win. They did not. Does the lack of the victory I sought Mean that I'm off the hook, and that I can Relax? Or didn't wish enough? A fan Is rarely only that. So I'll go on, But my delusions never will be gone. Though I will laugh at them, they will not leave. Part of me dreams of power-and I believe.
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:08:13 PSTThe Red Sox had to overpay To make their problem go away. The good news is that Jason Bay Is in Boston, not a Ray.