Thursday, May 18, 2006
Think of the knuckleball as the butterfly ball, and you'll see what I'm saying with that.
13 and 1 against these birds isn't half bad... it isn't even a quarter bad. But losing a game on a caught stealing situation, besides being completely weird for the Red Sox, is a terrible way to go. We can't be having that kind of thing going on. Imagine if DAVE ROBERTS had been sloppy.
Oh, and also? Look at this.
This is a male Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula. I photographed him at Ware Pond in Marblehead. He can be 17 to 20 cm long and can weigh 0.99 to 1.48 oz. He likes wooded areas, preferring deciduous trees to coniferous.
This is a male Baltimore oriole, Homo sapiens fahey. Some AP photog shot him at Camden Yard in Baltimore. He is 6'2 and weighs 180 lbs (allegedly). He likes open fields. There is no information available about his tree preference.
Now look at those two orioles.
Who looks more capable of hitting the ball out of the park?
If you said Brandon Fahey, you are a filthy liar. As soon as we can figure out how to get a bat securely held by the avian oriole, it is going to look 1000% more like a power hitter than Brandon Fahey. So how the heck did he hit it out of the park? The mind, it boggles.
Labels: baseball, Brandon Fahey, MLB, Orioles, Red Sox