August 15, 2006

House of Cards

In a week, the Reds have gone from four-and-a-half games out of first to one-and-a-half games. Sure, Edwin “Player of the Week” Encarnación had something to do with that, but the collapse of the once might Cardinals ain't hurt. In their last series, the Reds took two-of-three from the Phillies, who are battling for the wild card. At the same time, the Cards were being swept. By the Pirates.

So this is what it felt like for Bellyscratcher to try to talk trash about the Reds last season. It's less “smack talk” and more “current events.”

35 comments to “House of Cards”

  1. You’re not in first quite yet, RHM.

    It looks like the proxy and I are going to have to go out for dinner seeing as how we are too lazy to go shopping. I will try to make it back for the last half of the game. However, tomorrow I will be at a big fancy dinner, so will not be able to smack (they don’t even have TVs!).

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    My goodness woman. What’s happening to you? Are you getting…priorities??

  3. No, just hungry 🙂

    Tomorrow is a day-sensitive thing.

    Use two hands, Duncan!

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Carpenter gets Freel to fly out to left…and the crowd goes wild! They’re demanding a curtain call already!

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    I think the Best Fans in the World would order pizza. 😛

    Did you see that I got credit for Proxy’s “Cornroyo” on Cardnilly? I’ll have to go over and give proper attribution later.

  6. We had pizza last night. As I said, we haven’t gone shopping in a while.

    Oh, no I didn’t see that! Yeah, we’ll have to gang up on Scott and set him straight.

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    Either set him straight or make him add a link to the incorrect attribution. 😀

  8. Red Hot Mama says:

    Two outs in and Aaron Harang already has his first strike-out. Imagine that.

  9. Geez, even Scott’s getting pissy at ownership. People forget that they spent a ton of money on a new stadium. Business-wise, it’s hard to justify bumping payroll a ton when you’ve got that much debt. But anyway, attribution corrected.

  10. Red Hot Mama says:

    OK, so Daedalus disturbed us all by [url=]revealing that Prince Albert isn’t just a guy in a can[/url], but not as disturbed as I am now that the Crack Technical Staff has suggested that maybe George Grande has a good reason for calling Pujols that.


  11. I think we’re heading out…this game already sucks.

  12. Price Albert, El Hombre, the Mang, I hate them all.

  13. Red Hot Mama says:

    Enjoy. I’ll put the kid to bed and hopefully be back the same time you are.

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    Well, crap. I see the Birds have gone up by a run while I was reading about The Fairly Oddparents. How the heck did that happen? Now I’ll have to start up the gameday.

    Gah. Freel’s caught stealing.

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    Bottom 2ND B:0 S:0 O:2
    Ronnie Belliard singles on a line drive to right fielder Ryan Freel. Scott Rolen scores.

    Damn Belliard. Someone straighten his cap.

  16. Red Hot Mama says:

    Did you know that Tony LaRussa is one of only two managers to ever be swept more than once in the World Series?

    He must be so proud.

  17. Elle says:

    This sucks, I have nothing quick and witty to say that isn’t self-deprecating. It’s probably only fair that karma gives Juan a double, since he gives so many to others.

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    So by that reckoning, Molina will be thrown out. In fact, that *does* seem pretty likely.

  19. Elle says:

    Our favorite thug is coming around! And I’ve gotta head out to help friends move. I’ll yell Farney for you at the game tomorrow.

  20. Red Hot Mama says:

    Don’t do that! He’ll know it was me! 😛

  21. Elle says:

    Well, lately if Molina gets a hit, it’s a double. I’m not sure if he’s pulled power out of nowhere, if outfielders figure he’s not a speed threat & for some reason he makes it in, or if he can apparate to second. But he did get thrown out on a lot of should-be singles earlier in the season.

  22. Red Hot Mama says:

    LaRue just caught a pitch that actually went behind Molina. Thems reflexes, baby.

  23. Red Hot Mama says:

    Uh-oh. What’s wrong with Edmonds? What will George Grande do without him??

    Did GG just say that among Edmonds’ injuries this season was “back acne”?

  24. Red Hot Mama says:

    Jim Edmonds didn’t leave with back acne, as much as I hoped he would. He left with dizziness.

    I’m feeling a little dizzy myself tonight. It must be going around.

  25. Red Hot Mama says:

    Hey, remember that time Harang went out on the mound with “Cincinnati” spelled wrong on his jersey?

    Yeah…those were good times.

  26. Red Hot Mama says:

    Oh, BS, you’re totally missing it. Eckstein is grooming his whiskers. It’s SOO cute!!!

    It’s way fun to smack alone.

  27. Red Hot Mama says:

    Did you hear that? “Nice play, Royce Clayton.” I think that’s the first time I’ve ever heard that particular phrase.

  28. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dude, where the hell is my offense? Was it Mercker? Was he the source of this team’s power?

  29. Red Hot Mama says:

    Way to almost hit the rat, Love Shack!

  30. Red Hot Mama says:

    Great throw, EdE! Can you believe this kid sat so long?

  31. Red Hot Mama says:

    Jeepers, Freel was out before they were even back from that lame-ass Dr. Z commercial.

    Ms. Scratcher, I think you’ve officially missed the “last half” of the game.

  32. Red Hot Mama says:

    Complete-game shutout. Awesome.

    That was oddly like being at work: me saying a lot of profound and meaningful stuff, no one around to hear it.

    I’m going to bed. I guess I won’t see you tomorrow, Belly. Enjoy your fancy schmancy dinner.

  33. I’m sorry. Proxy decided that since the Cards were winning, we couldn’t move. I think the beer had something to do with his assessment of the situation. I did see some very nice plays by your Encarnacion. And some less than stellar at bats by ours. But Mini-Manny came through and went 3-for-3.

    You must really, really hate Chris Duncan by now.

    I’m sorry I have to miss tomorrow, but the schedule people should have consulted me before making the last series between the Cards and Reds this week. I could have told them I’d have something to do. Also, the Cardinals seem to win when I have a prior engagement.