Friday, July 15, 2005
Curt, buddy, was that really necessary? I mean, heck, Foulke coulda done all that and it would've been a lot less suspenseful.
Anyways, I don't want to dwell on it. That was an ass game. Trotter had a three-run homer early, we got to see ChadBrad in his first outing as a member of the Sox (hi Chad! We know you sometimes freak out under pressure, but no worries, we'll just throw you right out there in a Red Sox/Yankees game), Sturtze got moonblasted by the Big Papi, and that was probably the grand sum of good things to come out of tonight.
Oh, and Bronson managed to whack the piggy-eyed Giambi in the leg (unintentionally, it being Bronson and his wobbly breaking ball and all), which brought me a grim sort of satisfaction. No brawl or anything, since everyone could see it was unintentional, and it wasn't Gary Sheffield's precious delicate jewel that got plonked, so no big deal.
Since tonight was such an ass game and I really don't feel like reliving it again, I will instead blatantly rip off a Bat Girl event, and tonight you kids will be tested on your Red Sox knowledge. You think you know your Sox? Think you could recognize them in the dead of night with sunglasses on? Then you'll be all set for this.
Name That Butt, Red Sox edition
The bums here are in the order that I approximately see as ease of identification. The easiest ones should be first, the hardest ones last, although I admit that this is kind of subjective, and what seems easy to me may be entirely unidentifiable to you. Still, pretty much everyone should be able to get the first two, at the very least.
Give it a guess, see how many you know or think you know. I'll put up the answers when I feel like enough of you lot have given it a decent shot, or when it becomes apparent that no one is going to try. Whichever comes first.
To get the ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ, click on the bum to see who it is attached to.
edit: Ah ha ha ha, ow. Irony! (check the pitching, mes amis)
edit II: Holy mother of cats, look at Rich Harden's line for the night. So... so pretty... mummy, I wants it...
edit III: I noticed that Mussina was throwing his knuckle curve around quite a bit tonight. I had my friend Jen bugging me about this, because she wasn't sure what it was or how it was different from a knuckleball. Moose's knuckle curve is basically a curveball... there's another kind of pitch under the 'knuckle curve umbrella' that's different, but what he throws is essentially a curveball with a couple fingers bent knuckleball-style. It's very very similar to a curveball in behavior, but with slightly more unpredictability. Not a Wakefield knuckleball.
You may ask why I know this. It's because Tigers pitching prospect Joel Zumaya has been working on developing a knuckle curve to go along with his great fastball and impressive changeup. And, er. I follow Tigers pitching prospects.
*hangs head in shame*