Thursday, February 26, 2009

Raising the bar.

Brian Buscher's home run today has made it official....the following are my list of requirements for Joe Crede's performance in his first spring training game:
  • A 1.000 batting average
  • 2 home runs
  • Tap dancing
  • Daring rescue of a tiny fluffy kitten from a burning building in between innings [apparently it's fire hazard weather in Florida right now, so it's not THAT far-fetched]
If Crede and the Twins want to make me feel better about shuffling off Brian Buscher to no man's land in the organization, I don't think that's too much to ask.

The only thing that could have made Buscher's performance better today would be if I actually could have seen it.  Plus, I would have enjoyed seeing the awesome pitching today, mostly Nick Blackburn and my newly sworn-in Baseball Boyfriend Craig Breslow.  It looks like poor Philip Humber got roughed up a little...but when we score 10 runs, giving up 4 isn't the end of the world.  Besides, to borrow one of Joe Crede's inspirational quotes (oh yes, I've commited them all to heart), "a W is a W." Especially in Spring Training when they don't count anyway.  

I tried watching the Rays/Yanks game....but Jason Bartlett played yesterday and not today, and the Rays were losing.  So....I stopped watching after a few innings.  My apologies to Rays fans.

Someone today commented on not being able to watch the games without the MLB Network.  I recommend getting a month's subscription to  It's working a bazillion times better than it did last season (this year you don't have to use that b.s. Silverlight software), and there are quite a few spring training games broadcast.  You have to email them to cancel the subscription after a month (they do auto-renew), but it's worth the hassle to be able to access video of games you might not see otherwise.


Anonymous said...

Seeing Busch do so well is a fine kick in the pants, indeed.

I feel even better about defending him at work now!


S.Rail said...

Crede better watch out because Buscher is doing pretty dang good right now. If they had to pick a Spring Training MVP right now, Buscher would have it for sure!