May 26, 2005

Trying Out the New Laptop

This is exciting; we got a laptop this week so tonight, for the first time this season, I have a computer in the same room as a television. Finally, I can keep electronic notes as I watch. Or rather, I could if our satellite signal weren't completely screwed. So actually I'm mostly keeping electronic notes as I listen to the radio.

But I am in the same room as the television, demmit.

Running list of what I thought was worthy of note:

  • I'm sure I'm not the first to point out that this line-up bites hard, even considering what they have to work with tonight. For the uninitiated, it goes:
    1. Freel
    2. Bergolla
    3. F. Lopez
    4. Kearns
    5. Dunn
    6. L. Lopez
    7. Romano
    8. Valentín
    9. pitcher

    Remember that game on The Price is Right where you put prices with prizes, they tell you how many you have right, and then you try to fix the rest? Well, Miley, you've got three: go try again.

  • As Miley says, it all starts with the guy who starts pitching, and Ramirez didn't start it off so great. Two and two-thirds innings and six runs. Ouch. I think that ice in his veins melted and watered him down some.
  • Felipe Lopez hit a solo shot right off the bat in the first inning. Rich Aurilia can come back any time now, and the amount of terror I have that they're going to plug him back in at shortstop tells me that I'm now officially, 100% on the Felipe Lopez bandwagon. I'm going to have to find something with his name on it next time we're at the stadium. Then I'll update his profile to say that wearing number 2 tells the world that you're Red Hot.
  • I'm nearly positive that between at-bats in the second inning and the fourth inning, Jason Romano shaved. Every little bit helps I guess: he got a hit in the fourth and another in the ninth.
  • Jack Wilson is one freaky-lookin' dude.

Reds lose 8-4. That was disappointing, but it wasn't a loss that left me feeling like we're back to square one or anything. I think Ortiz and more of the regular line-up can take these guys tomorrow.

I'll have my laptop ready.

2 comments to “Trying Out the New Laptop”

  1. gerard says:

    I was at the game tonight. Elizardo looked bad. Keisler looked good (who is this guy?). Like you said though, the JV lineup was lacking. Me and my buddies were discussing this during the game: you’ve got up to four bench players starting (Bergolla, L. Lopez, Romano, Valentin – and that’s counting Freel as a starter). But keep in mind that Casey and Randa are injured. LaRue and Valentin aren’t too different I’d say. So that leaves Griffey as the only player really that could have played tonight but didn’t. I guess we’re hurting more than I thought we were..

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Yeah, even though we haven’t had the spectacular events taking people out, the injuries have quietly been adding up. I think you’re being generous to call them the JV team; they’re the JJV team.

    I’m not surprised to miss Wily Mo or Randa, but who would have thought that I’d long to see Aurilia coming off the bench? Scary.