Friday, May 21, 2010

Jonesing for Pittsburgh

Well, that series sucked.

On a positive note, I was able to decide on some early Christmas shopping....this year I'm buying Scott Baker a strike zone for Christmas. I kind of like the one the Boston pitchers use...I'll probably ask them where they got theirs . Let me know if you want to chip in.

But leaving the ugly AL East roadtrip behind us (as is necessary every friggin' year, apparently), today is a pretty amazing day.'s Trevor Plouffe day. As you can imagine, this is pretty exciting for Those Girls. This has been a much talked about and highly anticipated eventuality here. I could not be more pleased. Well...OK. I could possibly be more pleased if he was getting called up for a game I was actually going to see.

BUT...that brings me to part TWO of the best day ever.

Happy Garrett Jones Action Figure Eve everyone! Lipgloss & Baseball is already representing in Pittsburgh, and Those Girls are flying in to meet her later this evening. Tomorrow's festivities include a ballpark tour and probably pictures of the Garrett Jones action figures in questionable poses before the Braves/Pirates game. Also, cramming ourselves full of Primanti Bros. sandwiches and mixing our own slushies. I'm pretty excited to see Jason Heyward in action too. AND, we're staying in the same hotel as Davy Jones from the Monkees this weekend. So, we have to leave some time for awkward encounters there too. Busy busy busy.

It's going to be a good good weekend. I just have to keep telling myself that as I try to survive 5 hellish hours of work in the meantime.

Garrett Jones Action Figure Holiday Weekend Random 10

1. Beat It--Michael Jackson
2. Jealous Guy--John Lennon
3. The Girl Got Hot--Weezer
4. Teeth--Lady GaGa
5. Left & Leaving--The Weakerthans
6. Ambling Alp--Yeasayer
7. American Girl--Tom Petty (always a perennial contender for my all-time favorite song)
8. Down Under--Men at Work (ditto)
9. Oh, Goddamnit--Hot Hot Heat
10. Numb/Encore--Jay-Z & Linkin Park

Whatcha got? 1st 10 songs in random/shuffle mode.


thetwinsdifference said...

I'll chip in my $5 for poor Timmy. In Twins-related music news, I have a major music-crush on Kevin Slowey right now. What other MLB player would admit that his favorite band is the Weepies?

Anyhoo - my ten on this am:

1. Lifehouse - Whatever it Takes (Who We Are)
2. Matchbox 20 - Bright Lights (Exile on Mainstream)
3. Ben Folds - Gone (Rockin' the Suburbs)
4. Justincase - Don't Cry for Us (Self-Titled)
5. John Hampson - Anywhere (Seventeenminutesandthirtyeightsecondsinthedark)
6. Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (An Innocent Man)
7. Coldplay - High Speed (Parachutes)
8. The Weepies - Gotta Have You (Say I Am You)
9. Nine Days - New Shoes (Slow Motion Life, Pt. 1)
10. Secondhand Serenade - Your Call (A Twist In My Story)

Anonymous said...

I am very jealous. I wish I could go to Pittsburg (first time I ever said that? um, yeah...) for Garret Jones Action Figure Day!

Here's my ten:

1. Somebody to Love by Queen
2. Tattooed Women by VAGIANT
3. Fire Water Burn by The Bloodhound Gang
4. I Don't Want to Know (If You Don't Want Me) by The Donnas
5. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
6. Everything Changes by Staind
7. Surf Song by Fenix TX
8.Peaceful Easy Feeling by The Eagles
9. Picture me Rollin' by 2Pac
10. Tarantula by Samshing Pumpkins


Jeremiah said...

All I have to say is "Gardy, get Harris out, bring Tolbert back up" and Nick Punto should be the designated walk-up music chooser to every player because he always has the best songs.

1. Lakini's Juice - Live
2. Sugarhigh - Coyote Shivers (Empire Records album version)
3. You Gotta Go! - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
4. Te aviso te anuncio - Shakira
5. Take Hold of the Flame - Queensryche
6. Shake it Up - The Cars
7. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
8. Tu - Shakira
9. Still Beats Your Name - Killswitch Engage
10. Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden

margo said...

I have to say that I'm fairly sure Kevin Slowey is pulling our legs about the Weepies being his favorite band.
He seems like an unusually funny guy, as evidenced by those overly sentimental "pitcher hugs" in the dugout, and by his comments in the "Rome is Burning" video where he tells Orlando Hudson that he wants to marry a sister (much to Hudson's chagrin), and that he grew up in the South (Pittsburg).
I've even noticed him laughing and possibly cracking jokes with Mauer while they are conferring on the mound. (not much to laugh about recently though)

Luckie/Sarah said...

Might need to find a black market dealer to get that Boston strike zone--gotta know the right people ;)

First 10 songs...
1) "The Good Left Undone"-Rise Against
2) "Beg"-Evans Blue
3) "5150"-Tsunami Bomb
4) "Halfway Gone"-Lifehouse
5) "One Eight Seven"-Senses Fail
6)"When You Were Young"-The Killers
7) "Reptilia"-The Strokes
8) "Crash and Burn"-Simple Plan
9) "Of All the Gin Joints"-Fall Out Boy
10) "Ready to Fall"-Rise Against

::looks over the list--weirdo =P ::

Section 36 said...

Don't settle for the Boston strike zone. If you're spending money, get a nice one from New York.

1. Like a Virgin - Madonna
2. In Another's Eyes - Tricia Yearwood
3. Desperado - The Eagles
4. Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney
5. Figure Eight - They Might be Giants
6. Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
7. Spam - Monty Python
8. Mandy Barry Manilow
9. Strangers like Me - Phil Collins
10. Instant Karma! - John Lennon