Now on Sale at the Stadium Store, Pitchforks and Torches

You know how some sports blogs try to attract traffic with photos of hot chicks in bikinis? Well, I’m going to try a slightly different, but related, approach: the cute animal photo. Herewith, the expression on my dog’s face when Joe Girardi took Dave Robertson out of the game in the 11th inning, with two outs and nobody on, and brought in Alfredo Aceves:

Pearl, official Eephus Pitch mascot

I hope to make this a regular feature.

Anyway, this is one of those days I’m just glad I’m not a manager, especially not a New York manager. I like Joe Girardi, and I think he’s done a very good this year on the whole, but… yeah… it may be time for him to take it down a notch.

I’ll be writing up tonight’s game over at the Banter. Make Pearl happy, CC.

5 Responses to “Now on Sale at the Stadium Store, Pitchforks and Torches”

  1. rufuswashere says:

    Wonderful. If a dog could say "WTF?", Pearl is saying it in that photo.

  2. unmoderated says:

    the sad thing is, i'm a huge Aceves fan. shame.

  3. Crina says:

    Haha August 29, 2012 00:43Completely irrelevant; you’re coaimrpng apples to oranges. There is absolutely no comparison between Curtis Granderson and Steve Pearce.Here’s a very simple, easy to follow, evident example for you:EVERY team would KILL to have Curtis Granderson on their team.The fucking ASTROS, who have lost more than twice as many games as they have won, DID NOT EVEN WANT HIS ASS.That alone tells anyone and everyone all they need to know.The point of the article, and of mine, is that this lineup sucks, but there are several other much better choices for the cleanup spot than some clown the MLB worst Astros did not want any part of. And for what it’s worth, if you watched the games, you would have seen Granderson homer off of lefty Tony Sipp a couple of days ago (August 26). Learn some grammar; think before you speak; watch the games.I know you guys always tell me to leave the Red Sux troll alone, and you can’t fix stupid, and you’re probably right, haha. Alright, good enough. 3 3

  4. Keunho says:

    Melky: .249-2-15; 3 SB in 4 attempts. OPS+ 73. Lousy. Matsui: .264-9-39; olsuoivby no SB attempts with those knees. 36 soon. OPS+ 107. Not bad but slowing down. Damon: .294-3-18. 4 for 5 in SB. Good OPS+ of 121. 36. Given a reasonable offer by the Yanks and refused it expecting more elsewhere which he DID NOT GET. Cashman read the market correctly. Damon and Boras did not. How many DHs would you want? Matsui can’t play the field, and I don’t want “Venus de Milo” Damon’s arm out there. Damon spends as much time DHing for the Tigers as he does in the field. Or doesn’t defense (speed and arm) mean anything anymore? Meanwhile Gardner is at .317-3-20; 22 SB. More RBI than JD, better average. Higher OPS+ at 126. I can’t judge Granderson yet because of the injury and time off. Even with the time off, Granderson is 5 for 5 in SB, better than JD or Melky. Toronto has taken a step back? Yes, they don’t have Halladay. They are 35-30. A pace for 87 wins. They were 75-87 last year. Step back? Kyle Drabek, Doug’s kid, acquired from the Phils in the Halladay deal, is 7-5, 3.24 in AA ball. He’s just 22. Johnson has been disappointing. Vazquez’ started slow. Since the 1-4 start and the skipped turn, he has gone 4-2, 2.93. If he does from here through September what he’s done over the last month, I’ll gladly take that.

  5. Sonam says:

    Interesting have you ever thought about the mneaing behind the name of this particular DHARMA Initiative station The Pearl . -In Christian mysticism, or gnostic text, The Apocryphal Acts of Thomas/The Gospel of Thomas (aka Judus Thomas not to be confused with the Judus that betrayed Jesus) there is a something called The Hymn of the Pearl also called The Hymn of the Soul . This text tells of a story of the son of the king of kings , who is sent to Egypt to retrieve a pearl from a snake/serpent. While on this quest, the son of the king of kings is seduced by the Egyptians and forgets his origin, his family, and the purpose for his quest. However, a letter is sent from the king of kings that reminds him of his past. When the son of the king of kings reads his letter, he remembers his mission. He then snatches the pearl and returns home.This hymn’ is interpreted as a Gnostic view of the human condition, we are lost in a world of matter and do not remember our true origin, but God sends a message, by way of Jesus, to make us remember through gnosis . -I don’t know if this has anything to do with this station but I believe it may provide clues to who may have occupied this station or why this station was discovered, and why Eko comes to the conclusion that The reason to do it, push the button, is not because we are told to do so in the film We do it because we believe we are meant to.

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