I missed this catch on Friday night, but Torii Hunter made another great play. This isn’t even the best he’s done. The man rocks!
I watched part of the Angels/Mariners game last night and Torii Hunter had 3 doubles! Yea, Torii!
Hunter used to be a Minnesota Twin, and if the front office wasn’t filled with cheap idiots, he still would be a Twin. I’m always going to hope Torii does well, and while I never liked the Angels much before, now I hope they make it to the World Series.
I also watched a little bit of the Mets game and saw another former Twin, Johann Santanna, pitching. The Mets were ahead the last time I saw the score, but the other team had two men on base. I’d like Johann to do well, too. He’s another victim of the Twins front office and idiot maneuvers that go back to last season when they traded Luis Castillo.
I subscribed to MLB Extra Innings through my cable system so I could see whatever baseball game I wanted–provided it wasn’t blacked out because of national coverage or because it’s my local team (the Twins). For much of the week, I’ve been looking forward to seeing Atlanta play the Dodgers and Andruw Jones’ return. Guess what? Not on Extra Innings!!!
Maybe it’s got national coverage. I check ESPN. I check ESPN2. I check TBS just in case a miracle happened and they’re carrying baseball again. Nada.
I go to the Braves’ Web site. Peachtree Network has the broadcast.
I visit the Dodgers’ Web site. KCAL is covering the game for their team.
That rules out a black out, so why in the heck isn’t the Braves/Dodgers game on MLB Extra Innings tonight????
I sent them an email asking that question, but since they totally ignored me the last time I emailed them a question, I’m not holding my breath as I wait for the answer. Does anyone know why MLB Extra Innings is ignoring the number one game on my To Watch List for the day?
I’ve been blogging in my own little corner of the world for 3.5 years, but I’ve always had to rein in my baseball talk. I think I’m safe in saying that most of my readers, both of the blog and my books, aren’t all that interested in the sport. And then today I found that MLB will let me blog and here I can talk about ball to my heart’s content. Hurrah!
I think I was 9 when my dad took me to my first ball game. Actually, he took my brother, but he didn’t want me to feel left out. I can’t remember who the Minnesota Twins played that day, but I do remember asking my dad question after question, trying to understand the game. A funny thing happened–my brother never became a big fan, but me? I went to games with my friends, hung around old Met Stadium in Bloomington, MN getting autographs, and I have the MLB package on my cable system.
There are three teams I root for: The Minnesota Twins (I was born, raised, and still live in MN), the Chicago Cubs (WGN used to show almost every single game), and the Atlanta Braves (TBS used to show almost every single game). I could have put up the official team blog logo for any of the three, but I chose the Cubs because that’s the team I keep slipping in my books.
A little introduction to me. I’m a published author with my 6th book being released by Tor on June 3rd. In my first book, I have some secondary characters arguing about whether or not the Cubs’ curse has been lifted. I’ve squeezed in a few more baseball references since then, and I plan to put another one in the book I’m writing now. The hero is originally from Chicago, but it might be the Seattle Mariners that get the mention since that’s where he lives now.
Anyway, this post is kind of a golly gee whiz, I can actually blog about baseball without boring my readers! I’m just delighted beyond belief!