Lead off single for Garrett Jones
so...I'm absolutely positive that the second I post this, I'm going to jinx everything, but I am starting to believe I have a magical onion in my possession.
Saturday I was at my friend's house and he said, yo vp, take a look at this. He had just opened the garbage can at noticed right at the top, amongst the throwaways from the grill trimmings, a particular slice of onion. He showed it to me an I squealed, because this onion is quite freakishly the shape of a Reds C. I said I was going to put it on ebay and took it home. Didn't think much of it in any kind of superstitious sense, especially given the 14-7 drubbing the Reds had just suffered the day before.
Dang team hasn't lost a game since. Do I have a magical onion slice? I think maybe I do. (My friend is so upset with himself. He is a Pirates fan.)
Obviously the Reds have to lose at some point, so I am trying to assign another deeper meaning to the onion. Maybe the Reds won't lose to the pirates again this year? Or maybe ever?
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
Pirates seem to be sitting back waiting for Homer's breaking ball.
He keeps Hanigan rested and vice versa.
Baker has really brought Hanigan in way more than I though he would. He's playing about half the games right now, catching Arroyo, Bailey, and some of Harang. Best of all, it's working. Really, really well. Why mess with success?
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Bailey K's Milledge
I have ZERO problem with the rotation at catcher right now. I think it is perfect.
Bailey ahead 0-2 on LaRoche after getting ahead 0-2 on Milledge.
4-6-3 DP to end the inning!