Monday, July 21, 2008

Mind-blowing pitching.

I had a post all conjured up in my brain about how nice it was to have some balance in my day - one of the best games I've seen all year was being balanced beautifully by one of the worst.

Then Ryan LeFebvre started describing the lineup changes that had been made to prepare for the top of the 9th inning. Mike Aviles had already moved from SS to 2B to accommodate Tony Pena coming in at short, but then moved back to SS. Esteban German then came in to play 2B, and German looked wildly amused because...then I think LeFebvre stopped talking. He didn't need to say anything out loud; the camera slowly panning over to the pitcher's mound said more than an announcer ever could.

Tony Pena Jr.

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Pitching.

This solves two major problems with the Royals roster.
1) TPJ no longer has to bat, and
2) Jimmy Gobble never has to come in to face more than one batter at once.

TPJ FOR CY YOUNG!

****UPDATE**** Oh looky! I found a video!

6 comments:

mike in omaha said...

I love that TPJ was shaking off pitches. Seriously? You're a shortstop and you feel like you can shake off the catcher...

I guess that it worked though. I say sign him up. Let him work an inning a week to see how he does. If he keeps this up, we can move him at the deadline as a bullpen guy and score some prospects.

And since sarcasm doesn't come off well on the internet, I'll let you know now that this post was full of it.

Minda said...

I didn't notice him shaking off pitches until the 2nd time around. I think I was in too much shock to notice anything the first time around. Hilarious stuff.

I'd like to see him pitch more - why not? The season's already in the crapper(ish).

Will I see you at Rosenblatt next homestand?

mike in omaha said...

I've been to Rosenblatt a couple off times since I introduced myself, and I'm planning on going to another Thursday game with some friends...I just don't remember which one. I'm not a big drinker, but the crowds are always fun at those games, and for some reason, everytime I've gone, they end up being good games. The last one I went to was the 10 inning walk off fielder's choice followed by fireworks.

Minda said...

Oh I loved that game, had a lot of friends and family in the stands...that was a heck of a day.

You're always more than welcome to come say hi again, and of course sign up for the onfield promotions :)

mike in omaha said...

I'll definitely say hi if I get a chance, but I was on the third base side that night and I think you were on the first base dugout, so we didn't cross paths. I'll probably skip any on field promotion though...

So, off subject...did you go see Dropkick Murphys when they were Sokol last week? I'm just curious how it was and what the attendance was like. I'm not a big enough fan to drop $25 on that show since I've seen them before, but I'm glad they played here since Omaha has missed so many of their tours.

Minda said...

Ah yes, that was the one night I was on 1st! We decided to mix things up once in a while, but I've been at 3rd ever since then. That's fine, I won't subject you to any of the games if you don't want to.

I didn't catch that show actually - I couldn't financially justify seeing yet another DKM show when I saw them twice already in the last year. Sucks being broke.