Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh dear sweet Jesus, no.

Rincon going into a tied game, after pitching the day before, is always ALWAYS ALWAYS a bad idea. "Oh dear sweet Jesus, no." was my exact response to Rincon entering the game. It's not that I blame Rincon. He can't help what he is. I've gotten to a place where I can accept him for that....he pitches one inning every two or three days, and if things don't completely melt down and he makes it out unscathed, I count my blessings, thank my lucky stars and pray like crazy that they don't try to stretch it into 1 and 1/3 or 2/3 innings. I've learned that it is best not to push our luck.

I was so in love with this game that losing it really broke my heart. I may have teared up a little and thrown a couple things.

Here's a brief look at what I loved most about this game:
  • Go-Go was on fire. Until his hamstring was too :(
  • Justin Morneau is AWESOME at baseball.
  • After Justin's grand slam, one of the Twins in the miked dugout very clearly said "I'm gonna need my underwear back!" There is NOTHING about that sentence that I do not love, and I didn't even need to make it up in my head.
  • I love that both teams' closing pitchers wear the number 36 and are both insanely attractive. I wish ours would have actually gotten to PLAY...but whatever.
Here are the Texas FSN Southwest broadcast-specific things that I loved:
  • The Texas announcers and I would totally be BFF if we knew each other. We love the same players...Jarrod "Salty" Saltalamacchia, Carlos Gomez, Bert Blyleven, Eddie Guardado, etc. There was a weird moment where they lingered a little too long commenting on Joe Mauer's "angular body and smooooth swing," but I tried to ignore it.
  • The announcers also have the same sense of humor I do. When Paul the Peanut Man said the sentence "It gets our nuts nice and hot," it took them like 2 minutes to stop snickering. Roughly the same amount of time it took me to stop also. Then they replayed it later, just because. I bet they would LOVE Gardy's bathroom caulk ad too.
  • They informed us all that Ian Kinsler's favorite cookies are snickerdoodles, and then proceeded to say "belly full of snickerdoodles," no less than three times because it's fun to say. Then I tried it, and it IS fun to say!
  • They had cool stories about Mike Lamb...including the time the Rangers made him catch a game even though he'd never caught in his life. It made me like Mike Lamb a little more.
I can't decide who needs a hug most tonight. Justin deserves one, obviously....and probably Juan Rincon. But I think Carlos might need another hug even more than they do. He's just a kid, and he's in pain. Plus, I'm guessing it's fun to hug Carlos. So....Carlos it is. Poor lil fella. We'll just keep hugging you til things are better, OK?


The Professor said...

wow. for a second there i thought the reigning BF o' the day was Bill Murray. Not that there is anything wrong with that. just sayin'

The Professor said...

PS did you see the double play that Bartlett turned in the 10th!!!! like a ballerina, only if a ballerina was a 6'2" guy and appealing to the opposite sex...if you are into the sorta thing.

Katie said...

I just pictured Jason Bartlett in tights. And suddenly I'm happy again. Thank you for that.

We love Bill Murray. He was in "What About Bob."

Karleeee said...

I don't want to scare you but guess who might be pitching for the rangers tomorrow?

check my blog.
make sure you are sitting.


Baseball_Lipgloss said...

I believe I said "Sweet Baby Jesus" at least five times last night.
Son of a...

Katie said...

Yeah, I know about the pitching. The Texas guys were, inexplicably, excited about it. I don't know why. I feel sorry for them.