Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Deja Vu

I was really hoping not to relive the nightmare of losing a series in Seattle. It sucked the first time around, and it's not particularly pleasant this time either. Praying for "not a sweep" is not nearly as much fun as hoping for a win.

Someone should have overnighted the team a care-package containing an individual plastic baggie (baggie....get it? To remind them of home!) containing earplugs to drown out the trains, and a their own tiny miniature patch of rubbery 'Dome turf to rub (or kick, or spit on) for good luck.

I was a little bit surprised when I read Gardy's comments yesterday about Mike Lamb, basically calling him out. I'm pretty blunt, but even I would have made a little more diplomatic statement in that situation, like "I wish things would have turned out differently, but sometimes in the stretch you have to make some hard decisions. We wish Mike the best." I felt bad for Lamb, since he didn't seem to know what Gardy was talking about. Poor fella'. I will his beard, I have to admit.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

These last few games reminded me of the last time we played Twingo at the Dome. We were talking about how to score different plays, and I brought up an oft-used "play" we often describe between ourselves...

"How do you score a play for having your balls broken?"

Having your balls broken is basically any play (or entire game) when things just don't go our way.

The official scoring system for a "balls broken" play is now: BX.

Feel free to use it on your own scorecard.

In the meantime, embrace the sound of trains, we'll be hearing the same thing at the new stadium...

--tammy

k-bro said...

I was surprised by Gardy's comments too. The whole thing seemed a lot more awkward than it needed to be. Lamb's response was pretty funny though, something like "if I had known, I would've thrown some stuff."

S.Rail said...

Ouch. Gardy said that? That is so not like him. Mike Lamb, Oh how I will miss Bah-ing at him. It's sad to see him go, but he never got any playing time (besides pinch hitting) and we don't need dead weight on our roster if we're pushing for a playoff run.

Kiki said...

Maybe Gardy was as upset as I was about this interview on espnin which Lamb basically says being a major league baseball player completely sucks.

Katie said...

Well, to be fair to Lamb, that IS sort of to be expected when we sign aging veterans. The Twins knew what they were getting when they signed him.