The Baltimore Orioles’ 2013 season is the 113th season in franchise history, the 60th in Baltimore, and the 21st at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. As they roll into ATT, the Orioles are currently in 3rd place in the AL East, with year to date record: (63–51) – home (33–25) – road (30–26), 5 ½ back of the leading RSox, and just behind Tampa Bay. The big story of their year, of course, so far is Chris Davis, the 27-year old 1Bman out of Texas. This dude is at BA of .302 and an OPS of 1.052. and 41 HRs, and 106 RBIs . Is this guy on PEDs is the question swirling around – but, we won’t know and can’t know under this bullshit testing regime. So, we take it for it’s worth, this guy is having a monster year. And, the next big story is Manny Machado, the 20-year old 3B prodigy, hitting BA .297 and OPS at .787 with 10 dingers and 54 RBIs. I submit this kid may be a bit of an East Coast overhyped player, but we’ll see. He’s really young, and doing very well for that age. I see somebody named “Ishikawa” on the roster, too. We’ll see if he is around and remembers where the garlic fries are. Anyroad, this looks like one of the biggest orange Friday’s yet. Black and orange, or orange and black, those colors are rampant this weekend at the yard, regardless of the loyalty of the butts in the seats…
Baltimore was my pre-season pick to win the AL East. Basically no one foresaw Boston having the season they’re having. A lot of the pundits picked Toronto. The pundits believed their own hype.
My kid and I are watching tonight’s game with double interest because we have good seats behind home plate for tomorrow’s. Gotta know the players.
The Giants August surge begins now!
yes, yes, and yes again, to sort-of paraphrase James Joyce’s Molly Bloom
Stately plump fan xootsuit came from the stairhead, bearing a Cha Cha Bowl on which a churro and a cocktail lay crossed.
The only Molly I ever met was when I was in my 20s on my post college sojurn in Europe. We met at the Monkestube beer garden in Salzburg, over some beers and potato salad. She was from Dartmouth, I wasn’t, and that was that. I held my intellectual own against East Coast feminine Ivy League snobbery, in fact, more than my own. At least, after two steins of beer, I think I did. After defending her attacks on my intelligence, and being from the WCoast, for about two hours, I doubt I would have deigned to bring her back to my sleazy pension room, had she even consented to engage in dirtying herself with me (since nobody she knew was there). At least I don’t think I would have “deigned”. Too bad she didn’t put my deigning to risk…
xoot, no shit, that made me chuckle out loud. It is truly one of the wittiest things I’ve ever seen posted, anywhere, by anyone, not that I understand it any more than I do Joyce’s purposely confusing shit. FECKING BRILLIANT, MY MAN!!!!! And very funny. BRAVISSIMO!
Salzburg! In 1973 I made whoopie there with Marit, a bare-foot-in-the-Sound-of-Music-cathedral Norwegian chick, for a few days. She was naughty. Me too. Met, drunk, on the train.
Pawlie, thank you. Giants fans who are Joyce fans may appreciate the effort.
I had a great time with a woman named Molly in the late 70s, early 80s, when I moved to the Bay Area, first in SF, then in Berkeley. Ah, youth.
Even I had to look it up, folks. Here is what xoot was parodying, the first line of “Ulysses”: “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.”
On the other thread, I declared that I agree with Mark Cuban. Just saying. AND TODAY I BOOKED A FLIGHT FOR $331 R/T TO COME OUT FOR ORANGE SOMBRERO NIGHT. hashtag excited
Very nice. At that price, you riding on the wing?…
maybe yes, since United has yet to assign me seats
United? Oy vay…
Before every weekend game at ATT, Marty Lurie holds court and his radio show at the Public House. All the Flapalooza Flappers could gather and force him to give you an on-air interview about your books…
power to the people! Mario Savio! Berkeley! free speech!
Is United THAT bad? Hey, we have US Airways, formerly Mohawk [as noted in "MadMen"]
No, I just meant I had a bad experience with United two summers ago flying the snarkk family back to DC and return. Both outbound and return were nightmarish on many levels. Not safety, but customer service. I vowed never to fly United again…
This thread is winning, 9-5, maybe 10-5 now.
Davis is hitting 5th? Maybe that’ll soothe Pablo’s hurt feelings tonight.
Can’t find the game in Aptos . . .
All these weird channels.
CHannel 187? DOwn 2-0? What happened?
Buck Mulligan Showalter’s boys with a bloop and a blast, sort of.
Hey–I’ve got about 3 minutes and counting to post something—there are 2 people in,line behind me for their 10 minutes of internet time and 3 kids behind them who are threatening to kick mm ass in Othello (again) after I get offline.
What The FUCK is so difficult about Othello that 9-10 year olds can waste me with such ease?
I appreciate both Zumiee and Blade for posting threads today. thanks.
and now, back to humble pie………
I am merely following the game online, but I get the sense that we should be encouraged and hopeful that Vogey has found his form after settling down, eh?
Pawlie, you need to be patient. The ads will disappear eventually, if they don’t, then try the various “x’s” that are there. Give me a shout, if you can’t get the feed and I will try to assist via phone or here.
thanks, Blade; reason says I should be sleeping; fandom disputes that.
it says, “Ana is calling”
Can I answer with video??
if she is hot enough, should I give her any data requested?
I’m a weak man; get me some runs!!!
dang, I tried to x out Ana and it brought me to Russian brides, ain’t kidding
Then click on baseball icon, then click on SF vs. Orioles, then a drop down menu will appear and click on AU stream, Link 1.
got the feed, tnx; enjoying Miller and Krukow, but “Ana calling” window in the middle won’t go away; when i X out it brings me to russian brides site (really); driving to Adirondacks tmrw, so sleep soon
There is a smaller x if you look really hard . . . Weird site.
Two of those guys on the HR graphic took PEDs in my opinion (Anderson and Palmeiro).
Sheesh, it’s a good thing we didn’t face the Brewers tonight. They are still up, after batting once around the line up. Segura is batting for his 2nd time in this inning. Score is 10-2 against the Mariners.
Brady? Yeah, he went from 17 HRs to 54? Gee, all that spinach musta really helped.
Agree with Miller – Vogie did really good this evening. Too bad no offense (again).
Wow. Not a cheapie.
Yeah, that was one of those whatchamacallits . . . Umm, a home run, right?
Belt belted it!
Maybe I was wrong to be skeptical of Kruk. He said they changed Belt’s “grip”. Maybe it worked, he’s hitting lately. Maybe they ought to change the whole squad’s “grip”…
Good Golly Miss Molly, that was some Belt.
“sure like to ball”
Yeah, that’ts the Molly I knew.
In defense of Pujols and Verlander, Clark has no proof. Moreover, Clark is a shit disturber, e.g., see Tony Gwynn and how he defamed him with his off the wall comments.
Could get interesting. I’m guessing Pujols won’t go through with with filing a lawsuit.
I’d be surprised, anyway…
Does Pujols speak that way? I’m wondering if those were his words or his attorney’s words. I can’t recall hearing him speak before, so no idea if that’s how he talks.
Come on Buster, let’s have a walk off…
Yes, that was nice. Keep the energy going, Panda…
Or, hit the first pitch into a fielder’s choice…
No worries. Giants will win this. I guaranteed it.
Just back from listening to live music…Fuck yeah…let’s win this bitch!
Come on 22!
Alright Kiesch, take a breath and focus. Get a good pitch…
Oy vay. You gotta know they’re going to not throw a strike, cuz a walk just loads ‘em up for the DP at home anyway…
K is spot on. Don’t swing at that BS.
Damn, that’s frustrating.
Time for a Maker’s…
I realize that quiche is a rookie, but there is no way anybody shoud’ve swung at that pitch.
or any of them. He never saw a strike.
yeah, I agree, but after seeing and fucking up over some of the earlier pitches, swiinging at the last one?
You all nailed it…no way in hell ANYONE should be swinging at that shit with a base open.
Un-fucking-real. The Giants had the PRIME opportunity to close this bitch out, and can’t, and now they give up two fucking runs. This song is getting SO old. I’m with snarkk…time for a Makers (for me it would be a vodka)…
I don’t drink, but I think I am going to start mainlining heroin again.
why walk Jones to get to Chris “I Am Chasing Ruth” Davis, for feck sake?????
I thought you were in bed?
i am…g’night, girls……sigh
Don’t Stop Believin’…night Flappers…
The great LOOGY vs. Davis and Davis wins that battle. But i don’t think his FB was hit very well. And now another bad luck hit. Damn.
Maybe the August surge starts tomorrow.
I will ALWAYS love my Orange and Black…but damn, they sure know how to crush a guy’s soul…
goodfuckingnight…..nice way to ruin my whole fuckin night, Gigantes…..tie the game and then BLOW it, as in b.l.o.w. it. Awful.
I feel like the Anti- George Zimmer of Men’s Wearhouse . . . Sorry Flappers
So Lopez was supposed to hit one spot that would maximize a defensive shift, but he missed his spot, so the defense was unable to track down a routine fly ball? What the fuck? Have you ever heard the term “over engineered”? Let Lopez induce a routine FB and let the D put it away.
well, maybe not “maximize”; perhaps the better predicate would be “capitalize on” or “take advantage of”
It was a shit pitch, that’s for sure.
Shnickerdoodle saw the same pitch 8 fucking times. He shouldn’t have swung at any of them. Insanely pisserific.
He’s got to know that he’s going to see nothing but sinkers to avoid the fly ball. AAAAAAAahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fuck it. Again, why do I get my hopes up that these guys’ll play better ball?
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PawlieKokonuts said, on December 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm (Edit)
cool. I do hope she joins us here. Maybe she can be a Ferret Redux or something like that, though there is only ONE FerretHead! And only one mrmrmrmrbillbillbill.