Tuesday, September 11, 2007
You Can Only Laugh About It!!
The Pitching was pretty Awful.
The Hitting was pretty Good.
The Fielding by Flop--pretty Awful too. Amazingly, he's getting worse? What's up--he's becoming a bad joke--to the point that you have to laugh--just to get past the silliness?
The Grand Slam by Justin Maxwell--pretty darn good!! No doubt--Justin DOES LOOK LIKE A BALLPLAYER. Maybe he's learning how to play the professional game, as well. That's a good thing.
When 7 pitchers combine to give up 12 Hits and 13 Runs--you are not going to win.
Even on a night--Our Washington Nationals rapped out 13 hits and scored 8 runs of their own.
And, what's with Mike Jacobs? Has he decided to make his season by just pounding away on Washington for the past four games? 3 Homers--9 RBI!! In fact, Their Number 17 has 5 HOMERS against Our Nats this season.
Really, tonight's 13-8 loss you just have to laugh off. It was a rout, a clobbering, a thrashing or maybe even a whipping. Whatever adjective you wish to describe. But, most of all--it was actually funny. Just one of those odd baseball games that get out of hand. An event where you could rest assured--if The Florida Marlins had to come to bat tonight--with the game winning runs at the plate--in any inning--They were going to win. Whether or not anybody was watching in South Florida, or not--Another Dismal Crowd.
Which begs the question? How many more fans were watching tonight's game on MASN in the comfort of their homes--than actually in Attendance at Dolphin Stadium? I'm picking TV--in a landslide-even more watching TV than the ANNOUNCED OFFICIAL ATTENDANCE. Figures for The Marlins--which are pretty laughable too.
And, that's sad-because The Florida Marlins do have some good individual players.
Like--Hanley Ramirez--He's a STUD!! Although--Ryan Zimmerman still deserved Rookie Of The Year over Hanley in 2006.
And--Okay--enough with Mike Bascik. He's a journeyman. He's had his time in the spotlight--and a BIG ONE AT THAT. Time to put in some youngsters to see what more they can do. Nothing personal. If Our Washington Nationals can do something similar to replace My Main Man!! over Wily Mo Pena and Nook Logan--they can do the same with Bascik. There's just over two weeks left in the season. Give someone else a shot. Its not like we have anything else to lose?
Tonight's InGame Photos--(AP) J. Pat Carter
PS--Been up since 3AM working on 9/11 Anniversary Stories. Time to go to sleep.