April 3, 2008

Pirates Game 3: Pirates at Braves

Freddy Sanchez puts the pain on the batI know that the game is already in the fourth inning, but I’ve finished my Webkinz obligation for the evening and my workaholic tendancies won’t let me put down the computer. All of the other teams played during the day (stupid day games), but the Pirates are to the rescue. Nate McLouth already had an awesome catch in center field.

53 comments to “Pirates Game 3: Pirates at Braves”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    I wonder why I get Fox Sports Pittsburgh. I’m pretty sure I don’t pay for it. Maybe they give it away for free.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    The Pirates are up 2-0 in the top of the fifth. It’s eerily silent in Atlanta. Whether that’s a quiet stadium, a general lack of attendance, or fear of Freddy Sanchez’s Evil Willow eyes, I don’t know.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Baseball-themed vacation starts in just two days. I’m so very much looking forward to it. I’ve been cold for days now as we’re stuck in the twilight zone between winter and summer and my office building can’t seem to decide whether to go for the heat or the a/c. It’s going to be 80 degrees in Houston. I smile just thinking of it.

    Holy crap, Corky Miller is at bat for the Braves. How long do back-up catchers last?

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Damn! Nate McLouth just dove for another one. It’s shades of Freel!

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    OK, the CTS has looked it up. Miller has played 101 games in the last 7 years. I guess he’s good and rested.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    The Pirates catchers where a fetching yellow and gray chest protector, and the colors from a distance meld together into a lovely shade of urine.

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    What’s a tree stand? The game announcer just said that Xavier Nady likes to spend time in one.

  8. Red Hot Mama says:

    Man, the Pirates have some good ticket deals. You can get some good packages, plus the All You Can Eat section where you get all the nachos you want for $35 per seat.

    Beer’s not included, tho.

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    bottom of the sixth, and the Pirates still lead this one by 2-0. This is massively boring.

    OK, Chipper Jones is aboard!

  10. Red Hot Mama says:

    The Pirates will have Jason Bay replica jerseys for kids when they host the Reds on 4/13, if any of you Bay fans are going to be in the area around then.

  11. Zeldink says:

    Tree StandApparently, a tree stand is something used in hunting. So Nady must be an avid hunter, at least while he has time away from baseball. No idea if he hunts *during* the season. 😉

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    Are you implying that Nady picks up chicks in a tree stand??

    Thanks for the info, Dinky.

  13. Zeldink says:

    No, of course not. He picks up chicks in bars.

    He shoots them from the tree stand.

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    The Braves have tied it up; oh wait, they’ve taken the lead. Batboy committed an error.

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    They just said the Braves are carrying three catchers. And yet they’ve hit around this inning. Go figure.

  16. Zeldink says:

    I heard the announcers saying that the Braves are carrying 3 catchers. Which might explain both why the Pirates are competing with them and why Corky Miller’s still around.

  17. Red Hot Mama says:

    Zach Duke was NOT good.

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    The Comcast commercial that I just saw told me to “think about it.”

    I hate when people say that. I had a dumbass boyfriend in high school who used to love to say that to me, which was ironic, since invariably I was the only one of us who had done any actualy thinking about whatever it was.

    Sorry. Tangent. Will Ohman is pitching now in the top of the seventh.

  19. Red Hot Mama says:

    All right: the Pirates have a man aboard on an error by Prado. Yaarrrrrr!

  20. Red Hot Mama says:

    Chris Gomez is from southern California and is the father to two. Should I ever get around to writing a Human League entry for him.

  21. Zeldink says:

    That would be useful because I don’t know who Chris Gomez is.

  22. Red Hot Mama says:

    Passed ball on Corky Miller. Quality.

  23. Red Hot Mama says:

    Jack Wilson just knocked in the tying run and pulled up on the way to first. Looks painful.

  24. Red Hot Mama says:

    All of the Pirates should have famous Pirate nicknames. There could be Yellow Beard, Captain Hook, Jack Sparrow. The minor league affiliates could be the “Indianapolis Scurvy Dogs.”

  25. Zeldink says:

    It did look painful. I wonder why it took so long to take him off the field. Did Batboy really think he could still play? He hopped to first. You can’t do that at shortstop.

  26. Red Hot Mama says:

    The short stop filling in for Wilson just let the ball go through his legs. Very crappy infield defense tonight.

    How much are the Pirates going to regret cutting Olmedo now that Batboy is hurt?

  27. Red Hot Mama says:

    OMG, I just realized that Red-Hot-Mama turns 3 tomorrow. I should make a cake.

  28. Red Hot Mama says:

    Runner at second with one out for the Pirates in the top of the eighth in this tie ballgame.

  29. Red Hot Mama says:

    This is sort of a boring game. Or maybe just a boring couple of broadcasters. My attention waned and I just checked my bracket in the company competition. I’m currently ranked 71 of 78. Geesh.

    S’OK, though. The prize is a traveling autographed photo of Dick Vitale, so I’m really happier without it.

  30. Zeldink says:

    Well, happy almost birthday. Hard to believe it’s been three years.

    Is it just me, or is this broadcast boring?

  31. Zeldink says:

    I guess it’s not just me.
    🙂

  32. Red Hot Mama says:

    Tied in the bottom of the ninth. Haven’t the Buccos already gone into extras once this season?

  33. Red Hot Mama says:

    RHM sure has changed a lot in 3 years. My original goal–aside from getting my sense of humor back–was to promote the human side of baseball and to lower the barrier to entry into fandom of the sport for women.

    I had a dream that baseball newbie women could read my site, repeat the smart-assed things they read there to their coworkers, and improve their esteem among the boys club of upper management.

    I bet that’s never once happened. Great dream, tho.

  34. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dammit, extras. I’m *TIRED*

  35. Red Hot Mama says:

    Batboy is day-to-day with a strained left calf. Seriously: shoulda kept Olmedo.

    The Pirates have a runner in the top of the tenth. Come ON guys!

  36. Red Hot Mama says:

    Oh! Bay gets the brushback after the last guy sacrificed the runner to second.

    That bunt made SO much more sense than the bullshit Dusty Baker pulled yesterday.

  37. Red Hot Mama says:

    Corky Miller gets his second passed ball on the night: ball 4 to Jason Bay that allows the go-ahead run to go to third.

  38. Red Hot Mama says:

    pitching change. will this game never end? i’m too tired to even capitalize!

  39. Zeldink says:

    Yes, the Pirates bunt there was perfect in every regard.

    • Weak hitter who’s a decent bunter? Check.
    • Would a bunt get the runner into scoring position, not just move him to third? Check.
    • Best hitters coming up? Check.
    • And, most importantly, is it the 9th inning or extras and the score is tied or within one? Check.

    I kinda hope Dusty was watching so he could take notes.

  40. Red Hot Mama says:

    What? The pitcher is moving to left field. I guess they want to put him back in after this batter.

    I’ve seen a lot of crazy maneuvers, but not this one. This is new to me.

  41. Red Hot Mama says:

    So far so good for the crazy maneuver. LaRoche struck out looking stupid.

  42. Red Hot Mama says:

    Wait, Resop gets another round of warm-up pitches? He was only in left field for one batter!

  43. Zeldink says:

    This is all kinds of bizarre.

  44. Red Hot Mama says:

    Holy crap, Nady drove in a run. w00t!

  45. Zeldink says:

    The power of the x-man. Go Pirates!

  46. Red Hot Mama says:

    One away in the bottom of the tenth. Yarrrr!

  47. Zeldink says:

    Way not to let the ball fall into the outfield. It’s nice to see the team learning from their mistakes. Hopefully the front office has, too.

  48. Red Hot Mama says:

    Two away. Capps rocks.