July 30, 2006

Pre-Game Ramblings

After returning from my high school reunion yesterday, we discovered that the power was out in the computer room. The fuses all seem to be fine and none of the other rooms are out, so perhaps a loose wire is to blame. We've had a mouse lately; perhaps that little Eckstein had something to do with it.

In any event, it's trickier to get on-line now, seeing as the DSL comes in through that room. But I'm not making excuses for my spotty posting. I would never do that. It's the mouses' fault.

Meanwhile, the game has begun and I see that Edwin Encarnación is, again, not starting. I can't think of any more ways to say, “why?” so I guess I'll try to think about something else.

In the pre-game programming on FSNO today, Bronson Arroyo talked about buying night vision goggles “like in Silence of the Lambs” but complained that they stopped working after six months. I can't even count the number of ways in which that is scary.

I know I haven't yet posted anything about Justin Germano being sent back down in favor of that guy Kriv-dawg picked up from the Nationals right after the trade. Damn mouse.

Tomorrow's the non-waiver trade deadline, at 4 p.m. as I understand. I thought it was midnight, but I guess the general managers need to get their sleep. Part of me hopes I have something to sneak a post up during work about tomorrow, part of me doesn't. A shiny new starting pitcher would be great, but I'm afraid Krivsky would package up every single player left from the O'Brien era to do it.

Anyway, Aaron Harang has wiggled out of the first inning allowing only one, so let's see the offense get going. Rich Aurilia at third and Juan Castro at short: only good can come of that.

Go Reds!

3 comments to “Pre-Game Ramblings”

  1. beckys says:

    Bronson was married but has since divorced. He made some quip at a recent concert at the Southgate House along the lines of “I was married once – I know not to do that again.”

    Sorry to keep posting regarding the marital status of the players!! lol

  2. KC2HMZ says:

    Not to answer for RHM or anything but, IIRC drooling over baseball-related members of the opposite sex on the Internet actually used to be an occasional diversion here back in, like, April before the season really got going and we found other ways to use up bandwidth. :-)

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    You’re right, HMZ, I’ve really gotten away from the drooling over baseball players lately. That is a shame.

    If it helps at all, my Special Olympics softball team played in the state competition this morning, and I found it difficult to take my eyes off the opposing team’s pitcher. You don’t get too many smoking hotties in Special O, but a good-looking guy with a baseball glove is neigh-on irresistable in any arena.