September 25, 2006

The ‘Heck, Why Not?’ Game Thread

I'm home. I've got the game on WGN. Why not talk to myself in the comments of a post about how, by embarrassing themselves in this series, the Reds are helping themselves for next year by keeping Dusty Baker employed?

Bronson Arroyo has already given up a hit to Pierre. Gotta love it.

39 comments to “The ‘Heck, Why Not?’ Game Thread”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    The WGN guy just said that Arroyo is much, much better at night than during the day. 2.something ERA at night; 4.something during the day.

    Maybe the guy ought to consider skipping the late-night reruns of Golden Girls.

    Ooh! Aurilia’s got error #10 for the series!

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    David Ross gets in on the error action with the second one here in the first inning. Thanks to him, the inning is not over, but instead the bases are loaded and the Cubs are on the board.

    The Reds are on pace for a 54 error game. I don’t think they’ll pull it off, though.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Blanco gets a couple RBI on a double to give the Cubs a 4-run lead in this, the top of the first. Awesome.

    How long does Narron leave Arroyo out there? As long as it takes, I reckon. This isn’t hurting his ERA any, and he’ll probably settle down in the second.

    If we ever get there.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    So, Dunn struck out. I should specify. Dunn struck out in the first.

    Ken Broo told me yesterday that in a recent in-depth interview, Castellini emphasized the importance of improving the defense and the pitching. You could certainly interpret that to mean Dunn’s going to be traded for pitching. Especially since I haven’t heard any of those “Dunn is the kind of young player we’re going to build this team around” comments from Castellini lately.

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    How does he get “Terry-oh” from “Theriot”?

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    Man, what the heck has happened to Mabry? Wasn’t he decent for the Cardinals? For the Cubs he swings like a pitcher.

    Is Chicago where players go to suck? When Derek Lee leaves the team, will he take the league by storm?

  7. sukr says:

    We’re gettin’ Killed!

  8. Red Hot Mama says:

    Naw, we’re just luring them into our trap.

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    Deno just did his Freel impersonation in center, including missing the ball.

    That’s mean. Freel’s really done quite well this year.

  10. sukr says:

    I proposed Mob Mentality to the RR posters, but it seems like losing is a deathmark for threads.

  11. Red Hot Mama says:

    It’s probably just me.

    Working hard today, succor?

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    Yay! Phillips got a hit!

  13. sukr says:

    Kinda. In and out obviously, Red “as hot as we expected” Mama.

  14. Gapper says:

    How many RHM thongs have sold? other than my dozen, of course.

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    You have no idea what a relief it was not to have to endure the ego-smashing “meh, you’re sorta warm, but ‘red hot’ is taking it too far.”

    Of course, you guys have all heard my “I’m a fan of irony” response before, so I imagine that took the fun out of it.

  16. Red Hot Mama says:

    RHM thongs? Zero. Well, I’ve got one, but I’m not sure that counts.

  17. Joel says:

    I have 3 thongs myself. Wore one on Saturday even.

  18. sukr says:

    I’m still kicking my lack of planning, not havng bought a clock for the Flava Flav represent. Maybe before the Fest.

  19. Red Hot Mama says:

    Is there anything to The Fest besides standing in line for autographs?

    Joel, you’re such a liar. You didn’t even buy a copy of the book until I told you you were mentioned in it.

  20. Daedalus says:

    [i]Is there anything to The Fest besides standing in line for autographs?[/i]

    I wondered the same thing.

  21. Joel says:

    I’m not lying. I didn’t buy the RHM thongs, but I have some homemade ones that I cross-stitched myself. You should see my collection of Posters for the Unmotivated bras.

  22. sukr says:

    Fest: I assume there’s beer involved. if not, may be a little shady getting us to come.

    When do clocks go on special?

  23. Gapper says:

    Redsfest…I recall there being a Reds Jeopardy MC’d by Marty, along with other assorted speeches and the like.

    Last time I went was years ago, when Pokey was the main attraction. I never stood in line for his autograph, though; instead, I went to all the short lines like LaRue and Tom Hume. Still have that ball lying around somewhere.

  24. Red Hot Mama says:

    Silly boy, you can’t cross-stitch a thong. That would be MUCH better suited to embroidery.

    How can I get one of them bras?

    RE the clocks going on special, I’ll have to talk to the CTS about that. He’s been wanting to get a new design for our stuff. Suggestions?

  25. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’m not much for the autographs, but if they’ll answer questions for the podcast, that’s a different story.

  26. Daedalus says:

    so how much do you have to pay to get into this thing? if i wanted autographs, i’d just send a baseball card to gabp. it takes awhile, but it usually works out for the non-superstars, the same guys who come to the fest.

  27. sukr says:

    CTS may not think this is funny, but the obvious would be a Red Hot Mama in a Red Hot Mama Thong on a Red Hot Mama Clock. Thye’d go like hotcakes, I tell ya’!

    Seriously, no offense implied, I’ve got a knack for doing so unintetionally.

  28. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’m really not sure anyone wants to see me in a thong.

    Me eating hotcakes, on the other hand…

  29. sukr says:

    Daedalus, the site doesn’t say yet. Nobody knows. Probably depends on how many wins we get this

  30. Daedalus says:

    wait a minute, clayton is pinch hitting for hatte?

    i hate narron.

  31. Red Hot Mama says:

    Clayton pinch-hitting for Hatteberg??

    There’s got to be some lefty-righty thing going on here, right? Or does Clayton come through with one clutch RBI and find himself the team’s preferred pinch hitter?

  32. Red Hot Mama says:

    C’mon Richie. Had a crummy game yesterday; nothin’ doin’ today. He’s due, right?

  33. Red Hot Mama says:

    No seriously, didn’t Mabry used to be good?

  34. Red Hot Mama says:

    So, this is great. It looks like after the performance yesterday, the Cubs don’t trust Dempster. Scott Eyre is pitching and has gotten as far as allowing the go-ahead run to get to the plate.

    Ken Griffey, Jr. just stepped out of the dugout. Really?

  35. Red Hot Mama says:


    Damn, why couldn’t you have done that when it mattered??

  36. Red Hot Mama says:

    Last round up time for the Cubs. According to the official attendance, over 16,000 people showed up for this daytime affair. What do you bet it’s somewhat less than that?

  37. Red Hot Mama says:

    Back when I played softball in high school (and even now in Special Olympics) after a game we’d all line up and high-five the other team saying “good game” to each one of them. In the majors, the winning team stands around and high-fives each other. It’s like a mockery of the childhood tradition! Is this what we want to teach today’s youth??