Daily Archives: October 8, 2007

October 8, 2007

Just When You Were Daring to Dream…

John Fay hits you with this one:

There’s been a lot of speculation nationally about the possibility of former St. Louis GM Walt Jocketty ending up with the Reds, given the that Reds CEO Bob Castellini was once a limited partner in St. Louis and he’s known to admire the work Jocketty did with the Cardinals.But it’s not going to happen.

“Wayne Krivsky is our GM. Period,” Castellini said Monday through a spokesman.

Krivsky has one year remaining on his contract. The Reds are 152-172 in his two years as GM.

Jocketty was dismissed after the season by the Cardinals.

I read the quote to my Crack Technical Staff, who responded:

Do you love me? Question mark. Please, please. Exclamation point. I want to hold you in parentheses.

When you look at the sentence, it’s just a statement of fact followed by a statement of punctuation. It doesn’t say anything about what the fact will be tomorrow.

Hope never dies.

October 8, 2007

Phillies Go the Way of the Cubs

The Phillies were the second team swept out of contention this weekend when the Rockies beat them 1-2. The team of the 10,000 losses just keeps on marching.

I’m pleased to see the Rockies win, but MLB and TBS have to be hating these short series. Don’t these teams know anything about advertising??

My favorite quote from the Phillies game wrap:

“It’s crazy, man,” added Romero. “I know I executed my pitches, but … that one out of the reach of Jayson, and [the hit past] Chase — I tip my hat. They put enough wood on the [ball]. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s unfortunate that we came up short. We showed a lot of character, and now we have to go home and watch the [Rockies] continue to play.”

It’s my favorite because of the words in square brackets, indicating that those words weren’t actually part of the quote. What did Romero call the team if not [Rockies]? Probably [them], but my imagination likes to wander.