Friday, May 7, 2010

Smell 'Em. Dear sweet lord, SMELL 'EM.

I think we've gotten a little spoiled thus far this season. All the insane offensive production and the near constant winning make shutouts hurt more. But it's worth it, I guess. Better to have won a lot then lost a little, than never to have won at all.

And I like the Orioles. I think they're a better team than their abysmal W-L record indicates...or at least they CAN be. And this was sort of a baseball equivalent of a trap game, I think. Fresh off the first sweep of the season, looking forward to the rival White Sox and an East Coast roadtrip to see if they can prove something...things just fell apart here a little. I have faith that resurrected Liriano and pink bats and sweatbands will bring some magic back this weekend though.

But this LOB nonsense is getting a little old though. Can we please bring back "Smell 'Em?" Please? I don't know if it would work without mastermind Mike Redmond. But we could sure use something as a motivator. We've gone beyond just stranding small villages on base. We're currently stranding medium to large villages, and a couple unincorporated townships. I've grown weary. Watching the game when there's baserunners should be one of the more exciting moments....but recently it's become the time when I go grab a snack from the fridge, or let the dogs outside.

Friday Random Ten Music Time
I loved reading what's on everybody else's mp3 players last week. Let's do it again! 1st ten random songs off your music player/computer/ cheating.

What I'm listening to:
1. Three Little Birds--Bob Marley and the Wailers
2. 22--Lily Allen
3. Since U Been Gone--Kelly Clarkson
4. Jacqueline--Franz Ferdinand
5. Zombie--The Cranberries (Awww. This makes me think of Matt Tolbert!)
6. Chasing Pavements--Adele
7. Good Day Sunshine--The Beatles
8. Ring of Fire--Johnny Cash
9. Just What I Needed--The Cars
10. Dreamer--K'naan


Anonymous said...

I completly agree about the medium to large sized village. It's just unreal...

Here's my ten:
1. Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones
2. Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel
3. Changes by 2Pac
4. Modern Swinger by Pink Spiders
5. Manhattan by VAGIANT
6. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps by CAKE
7. Swandive by Ani DiFranco
8. P.I.M.P. (RMX) by 50 Cent feat. Snoop Dogg
9. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry) by Etta James


Evelyne said...

I'm relatively new to this blog, so you lost me on the smell 'em reference... otherwise you are completely right about the orioles being better than their record and the fact that this shutout hurts more than usual.

Here's my ten:
1. Angela by Missy Higgins
2. Wonderwall by Oasis
3. Fair Dancer Reel by Yo Yo Ma
4. Waltz Op. 64: No. 1 in D-Flat Major by Chopin
5. Evaporated by Ben Folds Five
6. Across the Universe By The Beatles
7. Chapter 1 of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adama
8. I'm a Rover by Great Big Sea
9. Orphan Girl by Gillian Welch
10. Got To Get You Into My Life by The beatles

Sarah said...

Baseball first...Smell 'Em was a concept from when the '06 team was making that miraculous play-off run. Redmond started saying that batters need to "Smell Those RBIs" when they get to the plate...that plating runners needed to be the focus. It evolved into just the phrase "smell 'em," and batters started touching their noses, and there were t-shirts and everything and it was magic and fun. Smell 'Em was made of win.!

Evelyne, HHGG is my all-time favorite book ever! That and Still Life with Woodpecker are my literary security blankets.

And I have a fun story about P.I.M.P. It was popular when I was teaching 1st grade with the Teach for America program. I had one little guy who could not spell or write any word longer than 3 letters that wasn't his name. But thanks to 50 Cent, he was able to graffiti every flat surface in the classroom with the phrase "Brian is a PIMP." The sad part is, I was just really excited that the whole sentence was spelled correctly.

Tricia said...

Smell 'Em was awesome. I always think all the Twins need when they're having issues is a snappy catchphrase, and they don't get snappier than that.

1. Time of My Life by Green Day
2. An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
3. Shot of Laughter by Sugar Ray
(I <3 Mark McGrath)
4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
5. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
6. Keep on Lovin' You by REO Speedwagon
7. Answer the Phone by Sugar Ray
8. Bust a Move from the Glee soundtrack
9. Is She Really Going Out With Him? by Sugar Ray ( mp3 player really likes them today)
10. How Sweet It Is as sung by Kris Allen on AI