June 10, 2008

Long Awaited Smack

I’m not sure whether the newly renamed Bellyitcher is going to drop by, but either way, we can say smackish things about the Cardinals.

Of course, the Cardinals failure to get the memo on their own suckitude is hardly the story of today. Not only is the home crowd welcoming back their 600 home run hero (which means he can be traded to Seattle now, right?), but it’s also Joe Nuxhall night. The Hall of Fame broadcaster and youngest player in the modern era passed away during the off-season. To celebrate his contribution to the Reds and the Cincinnati culture in general, the city has actually changed the address of the stadium to 100 Joe Nuxhall Way.

Pretty cool.

In other news, this guy is the fellas the Cardinals are running out on the mound.

Tee hee.

80 comments to “Long Awaited Smack”

  1. bellyitcher says:

    Luddy likes Great American.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Oh, shit. I didn’t think the homer-robbing injuries would be coming this soon.

  3. bellyitcher says:

    Well, our ace, Wainwright, is about to go on the DL with a sprained finger. Ankiel just got back from an infected knee. Mulder is a dud, Molina is hitting near .300,

    Oh shit.

  4. bellyitcher says:

    Pujols is going to be out for a while, we’ve got some nice young pitching, and Carpenter should be coming back this year.

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    Somewhere, Cubs fans rejoice.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    What the hell is up with Molina’s hitting?

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    And how’s LaRue doing?

  8. bellyitcher says:

    LaRue and him mullet and fu manchu are awesome. Molina is just getting hits through and not striking out. He did beat out an infield hit a few days ago.

    Yeah, Cub fans have gotta be pretty happy right about now.

  9. Red Hot Mama says:


    Beat out an infield hit??

    He can run now too??

  10. bellyitcher says:

    Man, I really like Perez.

  11. bellyitcher says:

    Molina’s defense seems to have suffered a tad this season, though.

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    Top of the 9th: the Cards better take this opportunity to tack on some runs, lest they be the victim of the 5-run bottom!

  13. Red Hot Mama says:

    I was just kidding!

  14. bellyitcher says:

    Our temporary closer, Ryan Franklin, is just as scary as Izzy. 5 runs is totally possible.

  15. bellyitcher says:


  16. Red Hot Mama says:

    I almost forgot that Franklin’s in the closer spot. Jeez, was Danny Graves not available?

  17. bellyitcher says:

    They wanted Todd Coffey, but I guess he was unavailable.

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    Todd Coffey would go to St. Louis and turn to gold.

  19. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dammit, it’s Springer. I wanted Franklin.

  20. bellyitcher says:

    At over $800 an ounce, we could melt him and buy A Rod!!

  21. bellyitcher says:

    Springer is old and not terribly good. I’m glad we have a cushion.

    Oh, yeah, did you hear about Willis being sent to single A?

  22. bellyitcher says:

    That’s kind of how I feel about Franklin as closer. He’s good as a set up man, but not reliable in the 9th.

  23. Red Hot Mama says:

    Corey Patterson enters the game. Things are changing now.

    Pujols has a strained left calf, for those of you wondering at home.

  24. bellyitcher says:

    Perhaps I have judged Springer to harshly.

  25. bellyitcher says:

    They haven’t even told us that. At least it’s not a torn tendon.

    Hee hee, Corey Patterson.

    Corey and Dusty sittin’ in a tree…

  26. Red Hot Mama says:

    Astonishingly, Patterson failed to reach base. The Reds lead-off hitter, ladies and gentlemen!

    Woo, single A seems a tad harsh, but it ought to take the pressure off.

  27. bellyitcher says:

    I think Leyland gave a numerical value to his cigarettes(1=A, 2=AA, etc.) and he could only get through one before he was tired of seeing Willis walk people.

  28. Red Hot Mama says:

    Congratulations, Ms. Itcher. 🙂

    If it rains tomorrow, we’re going to go see Kung Fu Panda. Otherwise, I’ll be around.

  29. bellyitcher says:

    Sounds good! I might be a little late, I have a weekly date with a treadmill.